Normalization of polygamy is now being presented to small children in Sweden. With the new children's book, "Farfar har fyra fruar" (Grandpa has four wives), which comes in both a Swedish edition and a Somali edition "Awoowgay aabbo waxa uu qabaa afar xaas," small children, 3-6 years, can join Asli as she goes back to Somalia to meet her grandfather and his many wives.
"Asli has never been to Somalia, but now she finally gets to go there with her dad, to meet grandfather and all her grandmothers," is the description of the book, written by Oscar Trimbel and sold by the renowned publisher Adlibris.
The book also comes as a coloring book.
In addition to this book, Oscar Trimbel has also written a book that is normalizing the burka, called Mormor är inget spöke (Grandma is no ghost):
"Omar greets his grandmother who comes from Somalia. When it's Halloween, Omar wants to dress up like a ghost like any other child. He wants his grandmother to come along because it can be scary."
Times are changing in the country that gave us Pippi, Emil, Tjorven and Båtsman.
Just for the record: Polygamy is (still) illegal in Sweden.
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