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Polygamy: a Novel
by Gaye Shortland | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Wilmar of Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 8/12/2004
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Wilmar from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, August 12, 2004

6 out of 10

Bought at a second hand shop a few years ago and finally came round to read it. I never read anything quiet like this. The book is not very well known in the Netherlands, at least I never heard of it. It shows you a completely different muslim world than the one we think we know so much about in our country. Kate, the main charachter in Polygamy is so open, it almost shocks you at times. I must admit, I'd never had thought the book would contain so many sizzling sexual passages.

The back says:
"I watched Khadija. I wanted to be comforted like the children. I wanted to grasp her golden breasts with their dusky overlay of indigo. I wanted to lay my head on her rounded thighs and breathe in that musky mix of indigo and sweat and oil-based perfume - his smell - the smell of his tribe"

Set in Nigeria and French Niger on the edge of the Sahara, Polygamy is a vivid story of love, betrayal and joy by the highly acclaimed author of Mind That 'tis My Brother and Turtles All the Way Down.

Book description (
A compelling story set in Nigeria and the Sahara. Its Irish heroine is a pilgrim - a reckless, rueful, angry, perceptive adventurer all but destroyed in her attempt to cleave to another culture. In its narrator's ruthless focus on an ethnic group other than her own it is unique in Irish fiction. 

Journal Entry 2 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, March 08, 2008

This book has not been rated.

I found it lying next to the computer i was sitting, in the university. As I am very busy my father will read the book. And I will make sure the jurney of the book continues.


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