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Women in Translation: Co-Wives, Co-Widows

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The Women In Translation reading group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. A place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford.

Our August meeting of Women In Translation will be discussing Adrienne Yabouza's Co-wives, Co-widows.

Co-Wives, Co-Widows is the first book from the Central African Republic to be translated into English.

This is the story of Ndongo Passy and Grekpoubou, the two widows of Lidou. Following their husband’s sudden and unexplained death, they find themselves fighting tooth and nail for all that is important to them. A playful, bittersweet story full of dry wit and local colour, set against a backdrop of political instability, corruption and the friction between the old and the new in Bangui in the Central African Republic.

Please order your copy of Co-Wives, Co-Widows from the bookshop - which supports the books and helps us cover the cost of running the book club - get a 10% discount using code LONG-VICTORIOUS-WIT

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