Literary Wives: The Disobedient Wife

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

A disobedient wife, in the context of contemporary Tajikistan, is a wife who wants autonomy and acts on it. The Disobedient Wife (2015), beautifully written if somewhat disjointed in the transitions through time, is a strong statement of what women need and want in order to exercise their agency. We see this theme through the two main female characters of Annika Milisic-Stanley’s book, Nargis and Harriet.

The Disobedient Wife is the June read for the Literary Wives Series, hosted by these bloggers.

Naomi of Consumed by Ink

Kay of What Me Read

Lynn of Smoke & Mirrors

Ariel of One Little Library

We attempt to understand and explore the following question in the books we read for the series.

What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife?

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Nargis is a local woman in Dushanbe who must work to make ends meet. She…

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