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If You Liked: Changing Traditions

by KJ in #AmReading

His Only Wife has a literary feel, while The Ties that Tether is straight up glorious rom-com, but both explore the weight of (different) African culture on a new generation of women who want to honor and embrace their heritage–and please their mothers–while also finding their own way. Maybe it’s too obvious a comparison, but if you’ve begun to explore the African immigrant experience through novels (see also the amazing Transcendent Kingdom), The Ties that Tether offers a light-hearted, escapist take, while His Only Wife will land you straight in Ghana for a different look at how Western influences change traditions for better and for worse, depending on how you look at it.


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