The Travails of a First Wife

Genre: Fiction


The Travails of a First Wife is an expose on the attitudes of rival women living in the same house. Zarah suffers unduly at the hands of Ibrahim and later at the hands of her rivals. Yet, in spite of her traumatic experiences, she will have no other life away from Ibrahim.

About the Author

Razinat Mohammed teaches African Literature, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at The University of Maiduguri. She has published a collection of short stories, Love Like a Woman’s and Other Stories which won the maiden edition of the ANA/Lantern Books Prize.