The American Polygamist

The American Polygamist

by Joseph R Alila


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Billionaire American businessman Chief Chuki is a notable within the American high society and a venerable name in the African nation of Goldia, where he holds the highest honorary title of Chief among his Oyi people.When Chief Chuki gets entangled in a business deal with rival Goldian Army Generals, he finds himself held hostage in a land in which he is revered. Yet even with his proximity to the wheels of power on both sides of the pond, he cannot shout for help because of the desire to keep his good name. Second, his Goldian wife has delivered a son and becomes the beneficiary of the unique circumstances of his captivity. Because of her enhanced value as the mother of his only son, she gets part of his wealth. Chief Chuki gets his freedom and Jane continues with her silence over his marital status.Now, a desire for secrecy demands that Chuki engages the expertise of a fellow Iraqi War I Veteran and his high-tech buddies, who have created a lucrative business niche negotiating the release of Western hostages from the high-risk world of African warlords, terrorists, and sea pirates.In THE AMERICAN POLYGAMIST, J.R. Alila weaves a story with many twists and turns as family betrays family, honor is traded for wealth and a honorable man becomes a prisoner of his own secrets.Enter Chuki's American wife, Patty, who suspects that he has at least one wife and child in Africa. Mrs. Patty Chuki is ready to revisit old Brooklyn-High-School romance with a Major Frank to get to the truth while in a Harvard reunion with her billionaire husband in the Maasai Mara. But will Admiral Ndeki of the Goldian Navy let Patty taste the forbidden fruit in peace under Nairobi's sunny skies?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449927981
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/24/2009
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Joseph R. Alila was born Kenya. A Chemist by training, he considers creative writing to be a natural consequence of the aging process. Alila has written extensively on his Luo people's marriages and other cultural practices, holding up a sage's torch on old Luo traditions. His mournful caution against the practices of polygamy and widow inheritance in the era of the AIDS virus, comes in "Sunset on Polygamy" and "The Thirteenth Widow."
J. R. Alila has written extensively on the clashes of modern religions, culture and spirituality in the spiritual novels, "The Milayi Curse," "The Choirmaster," and "Sins of Our Hearts."
The novels, "Whisper to My Aching Heart," "Sunset on Polygamy," "Not on My Skin," and "The Luo Dreamers' Odyssey: From the Sudan to American Power," are informative anthropological treatises on people and their physical, spiritual, political, cultural, and social circumstances.
THE AMERICAN POLYGAMIST, which is a novel about the infatuation of the rich and powerful with secrecy and keeping good faces even amidst certain danger, is J. R. Alila's tenth novel.

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