from the story: After much debate, a consensus is reached. Mr Juma’a has had 12 wives: three from Egypt, six from India and three from the UAE. Two from the UAE died and one was divorced.
“You had five from India,” protests his son Omar.
“No, six,” says Mr Juma’a. “I divorced three.” And it is settled.
Mr Juma’a did not divorce his wives to have more children but because, he admits, he was strong-willed in his younger days.
“If the wife does not hear my words I will seek another obedient wife,” he says. “She was not respecting me, maybe she is defaming me through a long tongue. Some wives shouted at me and told me to shut up.”