Join us as we welcome Peace Adzo Media to discuss her debut novel, His Only Wife, named a book of the year by The Observer, The New York Times and Time Magazine.

"A mesmerising debut" The New York Times Book Review

'Vivid, witty and utterly absorbing.' The Daily Mail

- A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
- A New York Times Notable Book of 2020
- A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
- A Reese's Book Club pick
- A book of the year for The Observer, chosen by Curtis Sittenfield

In one of the most talked about and hilarious debuts of the year, Afi Tekple, a bright young seamstress from a small town in Ghana, is convinced by her family to marry a man she has never met. Elikem Ganyo is a wealthy businessman whose family has chosen Afi in the hope that she will distract him from a relationship with another woman they think is inappropriate. The fact that she doesn't know Elikem seems a small price to pay for a marriage that offers her family financial security and provides the key to a lifestyle she has always wanted.

But when Afi arrives in Accra, Ghana's gleaming capital, she realises her fairy-tale ending might not be all she had hoped for... His Only Wife is a life-affirming, must-read novel about a young woman's search for independence in a man's world, and the rules she just might have to break along the way. 

Peace Adzo Medie is Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol. 

Her work has won several awards, including the 2019 Best Article Award of the European Journal of Politics and Gender. Her short stories have appeared in Slice Magazine, Transition, Four Way Review, and elsewhere. 

Her research addresses gender, politics, and conflict in Africa. Her book, Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa, was published in March 2020 by Oxford University Press.

She is a co-editor of African Affairs, the top-ranked African studies journal, and of the Oxford Studies in African Politics and International Relations book series. She is also a Research Fellow at LECIAD, University of Ghana, and a 2015 - 2017 Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow.

Event Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Location: The Eastfield, Henleaze Road (The conservatory within the pub)

Time: 19:00

Cost: £4

The ticket price is redeemable against the purchase of His Only Wife.

You will receive an email confirmation of your ticket purchase but we will have a list of all attendees on the door so you do not need to print out this email.

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