Guanya Pau deals with the desire of Guanya, an African princess, to escape a repulsive fate: betrothal to a wealthy man twenty years older than she. Worse, he is a polygamist, compensating for his own ugliness with the beauty of many wives. Guanya must combat his eagerness, her mother's wish, and a tribal tradition that is as entrenched as it is oppressive. When she cannot fight, she flees, encountering fierce anti-feminine practices everywhere she goes.
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This novel of an African girl's attempted escape from an arranged polygamous marriage, the first by an African in English, was originally published in 1891 and has recently been rediscovered and reissued.| Read Full Review of Guanya Pau: A Story of an Afr...