‘Wife Of The Gods’ by Kwei Quartey

“Darkly Different African Drama”
Score: 4/5

Kwei Quartey

Confession time – I have no idea who recommended this book. (If it was you – thanks!) I bought it in 2011 and it finally made it near enough the top of the to-read pile for me to grab it.

It’s a lovely story. It’s a police mystery/thriller, but what makes it more compelling is the setting (Ghana) and the different textures surrounding everyday life there. There are inevitable comparisons to The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, but this is quite different in tone as well as setting.

I have no idea how realistic a depiction this really is, but I don’t think I’d be averse to reading some more of the Darko Dawson series.

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