Ties That Tether

Ties That Tether

When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.

At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture even after emigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping--forcing--her to stay well within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and white.

When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her growing feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother who will never accept a relationship that threatens to dilute Azere's Nigerian heritage.

Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter.

Title:Ties That Tether
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593101940
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is a promising debut and I’m really happy to have a chance to read it because learning more about different cultures, their traditions, approaches, perspectives turned me into a excited child w...

  • Jessica

    2.5 stars. Trigger warning for surprise pregnancy, loss of a child, loss of a loved one, and traumatic childbirth. **I would like to clarify that these triggers do not happen to the same people and do...

  • Berit???

    Loved IT! Jane Igharo’s debut is one of my favorite reads of 2020. this is the story of Azere, who immigrated to Canada from Nigeria as a child. she is constantly feeling the pole between her Nigeri...

  • Book of the Month

    Why I love itby Helen HoangAs a second-generation Vietnamese-American, I heard my mom’s “coming to America” stories countless times while growing up, but they never grew boring. I always wanted ...

  • Elyse  Walters

    “I wasn’t on a date. I was being interviewed for the position of dutiful Edo wife by a man who couldn’t chew with his mouth closed”. Azere ( pronounced A-zay-ray), knew how to cook Edo food. S...

  • Larry H

    Does love always have to require sacrifices and hard choices? Jane Igharo analyzes that question in her great debut novel, Ties That Tether .When Azere was 12, her father died, and she moved with h...

  • Jite

    This is an interesting romantic debut from a Nigerian-Canadian author. Being Nigerian myself, and a lover of Nigerian romance, this seemed like it would be an excellent match for me. I’ve read this ...

  • Lily Herman

    Okay, um, I can't get into this review until we acknowledge how RIDICULOUSLY GORGEOUS this cover is. Oh? My? God? It's one of my favorites of 2020, hands down.Jane Igharo's Ties That Tether is a wonde...

  • Corina

    Full review to come...___________________________________I received a copy of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions have not been influenced by the publis...

  • Maria

    I’m in love with this book! The only thing I can honestly compare it to is Beach Read - these two books are not your average romance but Ties that Tether is my favourite of the two)!I love that this...