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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albright Memorial Library FICTION MEDIE (Text) 50686015650133 Stacks Checked Out 10/30/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781616209155
  • ISBN: 1616209151
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2020.

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"An intelligent and funny debut about a relatable, indomitable heroine: a young seamstress in Ghana who agrees to an arranged marriage, only to realize that some compromises are too extreme to accept, illuminating what it means to be a woman in a rapidly changing world."-- Provided by publisher.
A seamstress in Gana, Afi Tekple is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she comes to live in Accra, Ghana's gleaming capital, where she has days of nothing to do but cook meals for a man who may or may not show up to eat them. She has agreed to this marriage in order to give her mother the financial security she desperately needs, and so she must see it through-- or does she? -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Arranged marriage > Ghana > Fiction.
Women dressmakers > Fiction.
Women > Social conditions > 21st century > Fiction.
Women > Ghana > Fiction.
Ghana > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Humorous fiction.
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