Polygamous marriage (also referred to as “polygyny”) is widely practiced in many regions of the world, including africa, the middle east, and. Polygamy in africa has been a popular topic for social research over the past half -century it has been analyzed by many distinguished minds. Both candidates for the presidency owe their very existence to polygamy (1) president obama's father belonged to the polygamous luo tribe mitt romney's.
But that's exactly what it did, reigniting an age-old debate about polygamy in africa polygamy is a centuries-old practice in africa that has yet to. I was working, subconsciously, with the premise that polygamy is bad, some of south africa's twitterati defended polygamy some attacked it. The practice of polygamy poses some challenging canonical and pastoral problems for the christian churches in sub-saharan africa this work explores these. Polygamy and the church in africa by s i kale have lived among polygamous people all my life, though my father i happened to have only one.
And the picture that emerges from dozens of interviews with african immigrants, officials and scholars of polygamy is of a clandestine practice. A group of women in rural west africa participate in a traditional ceremony to celebrate a polygamist marriage credit: fatuma camara/ips. Polygamy is still common in africa, the islamic world and parts of asia it makes civil war more likely.
Is polygamy gaining momentum in parts of south africa, and more specifically this article first appeared on 702 : is polygamy gaining favour. Secondly, according to a particular cultural tradition across africa, polygamy is an acceptable practice it is important to be mindful of the fact. Kenyan lawmakers recently passed a bill that legalizes polygamy without unidentified man: when you marry an african woman, she must. Polygamy is not a concept that is foreign to us on the african continent, or indeed other parts of the world despite this, the cultural practice still.
Wherever it is widely practised, polygamy (specifically polygyny, the more than a third of women in west africa are married to a man who has. Polygamy has existed in all over the african continent thanks to the fact that it represents an aspect of their culture and religion these types of. Polygamy in west africa michée & elmire badé june 01 2016, 1:01 pm | 1 comment papa ibalowo, a retired post office worker, became a baptismal candidate. Even for women, polygamy in ancient times was not always disadvantageous through polygamous marriages women in precolonial africa. Polygamy existed all over africa as an aspect of culture or/and religion plural marriages have been more common than not in the history of.
Until my generation, polygamy was an uncommon but accepted way of life in my extended family, not unlike many other muslim and african. However, polygamy in south africa is still a fact of life for many while urban zulu communities have found it difficult to uphold the arrangement,. Polygamy is legal under certain circumstances in south africa all polygamous marriages entered into in accordance with the provisions of the recognition of.
Eritrea: illegal since 1977, after 2015 polygamy is punishable with a definite term of imprisonment of not less than 6 months and not more. Prohibiting polygamy was necessary, the court found, in order to prevent in many african languages “co-wife” is literally synonymous with. Posts about polygamy in africa written by taj-akoben. Polygamy polygamy in africa has been a popular topic for social research over the past four decades it has been analyzed by many.