Nigeria / 2017
"Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage–after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures–Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time–until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which, finally, she does–but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine."— Penguin Random House. I am very, very interested in this book. (Even though I disagree with this quote, LOL). I've hear nothing but great things about it. It's coming out in the U.S. on August, 22nd. Sadly, I'm on a book-getting-moratorium, since I'm moving (again) soon and can't bear to haul around anymore. But when I'm newly settled, I hope to pick this one up. Just imagine a world in which men made as many sacrifices for women as women do for men...I can't even picture it. Women give everything, and are often left with nothing.