Kehinde and her husband Albert had always intended to return to Nigeria. When the opportunity arises, Kehinde realises she is reluctant to leave London and the independence she has enjoyed there. Albert, longing for the prosperity and status that will be his in Nigeria, is determined not to be thwarted in his plans. He thinks that it is his wife's duty to obey him, and forces her to make terrible choices. Kehinde, plagued with guilt, is led on an unexpected path by the spirit of her dead twin.
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Remember you said that when I was born, the first thing you said to me was, "
Hello Joshua!" So I speak the first language I heard.' Kehinde started clearing
away the tea things. Bimpe got up to help, squeezing in between chairs. Joshua ...
I know abortion is wrong but we are in a strange land, where you do things
contrary to your culture.' 'Was that what you had in mind? Abortion?' Albert
nodded. 'What does your wife say to that? Our women can be difficult when it
comes to ...
She had rehearsed many things to say when Albert finally came to her, but she
had not bargained for the unexpectedness. Instead of the cool detachment she
had planned, she asked abruptly, 'What do you want with me, Alby?' He was
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - froxgirl - LibraryThing
Another fine novel by Emecheta, who died in 2017. In this one, Kehinde and her husband Alby are homeowners in London, enjoying their middle class life, when Alby decides to return to Nigeria, where he ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tututhefirst - LibraryThing
This short crisply written book packs a wallop. The main character Kehinde is a strong, educated but conflicted woman who is trying to reconcile the role of women in two cultures: the polygamous ... Read full review
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