“I picked up the fork again and tried to imitate Yaya by twisting it in the plat…

“I picked up the fork again and tried to imitate Yaya by twisting it in the plate until there was a roll of pasta on it.” ❤️

Yes, yes, yes!! I was snapping my fingers in the air while finishing up this contemporary Ghanaian debut novel by peacemedie . It’s about Afi, a young woman from a small town in Ghana who is wed in absentia in the first sentence. Way to start off this story! I was hooked from that first line. We get to know Afi and her groom-in-absentia, Elikem or Eli, and follow their relationship and marriage. It’s such a vivid and colorful cast of characters, from moms and mother in laws to uncles and auntys and everyone in between You know in big families, EVERYONE has something to say about a marriage! I have to say one of my favorite characters was Evelyn. I won’t even say much about Evelyn because I don’t want to give anything away but I think between Afi and Evelyn, we see the complexities of navigating relationships and through both of these women we see there isn’t one path to happiness and that how we define things for ourselves is what is ultimately the most important. Afi in this book has the kind of growth I love to see in a character. I could not put this book down and while it’s so fun and full of drama, it tackles so many social issues as well! Bravo! I also listed to part of this on audio and it was FANTASTIC. Cannot wait to read whatever comes next from Peace Adzo Medie!! It’s no surprise both reesesbookclub and chose this as their October pick – add it to your TBR now! ❤️



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