Interview with Robin Johnson

What inspired you to write “The Silent Tears of Polygamy?
Owning an administrating the polygamy 411 blog for many years made me realize there was a need for a novel that addresses the trials and tribulations that a woman faces when she is in a polygamous marriage. The typical information available about polygamy speaks of why it is allowed and its benefits. It’s not practical information that helps women to live in a polygamous marriage.
Who do you think will benefit from reading, “The Silent Tears of Polygamy”?
Men and women, Muslim or not, would benefit. There are non-Muslim women who marry Muslim men, as well. There is a possibility that they may live the lifestyle the same as Muslim women. Men are allowed more than one wife.
In what way do you think the novel will benefit others?
Muslims and non-Muslims would learn what to expect if they become a part of a polygamous marriage. It would give them a glimpse of what the lifestyle is like. There is a lot of talk about Mormon polygamy, but not as much about polygamy as lived by Muslims.
What does “The Silent Tears of Polygamy” offer that other books on the topic probably don’t”?
“The Silent Tears of Polygamy” gives a realistic view of a polygamous marriage based on Islamic polygamy. It doesn’t offer an idealistic view. It delves into truths.
Why do you use the name “God” in the novel and not “Allah”?
Those who aren’t Muslim don’t understand the terminology. Allah is simply the Arabic word for God. It is the One and only God, but some seem to think the name “Allah” refers to a foreign god. To avoid confusion, I used the word “God” in the novel being that “God” and “Allah” have the same meaning.
What do you hope the readers will take with them after they complete the novel?
I’m hopeful that women who read the novel will have a better understanding of themselves and of polygamy. I want them to learn that they aren’t alone and that living in a polygamous marriage can be beautiful. There is a reason for all that we go through in life.
Do you intent to write another book on the topic of polygamy?
As it stands now, I don’t think I will. I think I covered all bases in “The Silent Tears of Polygamy” that are pertinent. Anything more would be preaching and instructional.
Published 2016-07-28.
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The Silent Tears of Polygamy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,640. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
“The Silent Tears of Polygamy” is based on a true story of an American female Muslim woman’s heart-wrenching journey into polygamy. Her supposed perfect life spirals into chaos when her husband marries his former ex-girlfriend. She didn’t see it coming, and it almost consumed her. Find out how she takes back control of her life, one prayer, one voice, one grueling day at a time.