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African tradition in marriage

an insider"s perspective

by Patience Turtoe-Sanders

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Published by Turtoe-Sanders Communications Co. in Brooklyn Park, MN .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.,
  • Nigeria.
    • Subjects:
    • Marriage -- Africa.,
    • Marriage -- Nigeria.,
    • Marriage customs and rites -- Africa.,
    • Marriage customs and rites -- Nigeria.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Patience Turtoe-Sanders.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ691 .T87 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 130 p. :
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL479793M
      ISBN 100966452909
      LC Control Number98206511
      OCLC/WorldCa40393058


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Marriage takes many forms in Africa. Throughout the continent, the diversity of systems reflects the traditions, religions, and economic circumstances of a wide variety of distinct cultures. Islamic laws and customs have shaped the institution of marriage in North African tradition in marriage book and in some nations of western and eastern Africa.

Marriage ceremony and divorce --Polygamy --Children --Being single --Wife's expectations --Husbands --Sex --Female genital mutilation --The African man and household chores --Husband's death and wife's responsibilities --The joy of poverty.

If we consider the classical three "goods" of marriage as expounded by St. Augustine - the bonum prolis or offspring, the bonum fidei or unity, and the bonum sacramenti or indissolubility - we can immediately state that the first - the sense of children as a good: African tradition in marriage book a value to be desired - is so strong in the traditional African outlook as to make the other two goods totally subordinated to.

But they also offer advice for the kinds of pressures that black couples often deal with in a marriage: the impact of racism on financial prospects; helping spouses deal with the frustrations engendered by race relations in the U.S.; and raising children to appreciate their heritage and, at the same time, anticipate the racial hurdles they will face.5/5(3).

traditional African nature of marriage and see whether they can be of help in strengthening the lapses that are noticeable in marriages today. What is clear, before us is that we find the essentials of marriage in all cultures, namely a lifelong union African tradition in marriage book husband and wife for mutual.

Edward African tradition in marriage book. Taylor is reputed as African tradition in marriage book scholar who first coined and defined culture in his work.

Primitive Culture. () and reprinted in Taylor saw culture as that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs or any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of by: CULTURE, TRADITION, CUSTOM, LAW AND GENDER EQUALITY African tradition in marriage book Maluleke* Culture is like an umbrella under which some people like to hide from rain, and also to shade themselves from the sun.

But sometimes you need to fold it.** 1 Introduction Traditional cultural practices reflect the values and beliefs held by members of a. Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations.

Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in the field of study, 4/5(4). Cohabitation, Marriage and Remarriage Patterns in Africa: A religious Viewpoint.

INTRODUCTION. Africa is one continent with several worlds. Africa is home to innumerable tribes, ethnic and social groups, some representing very large populations consisting of millions of people, others are smaller groups of African tradition in marriage book few Size: KB.

These systems often have common features, which suggests that traditional faiths in Africa form a cohesive religious tradition. While the multiple deities and ancestral spirits in African traditional religions have been emphasized historically by non.

INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION. Welcome to the summary lecture of African Traditional Religions. This is a 3-hour summary lecture on the basic components of African Traditional Religions.

The purpose of this is to help to orient a person who would like to work in the context of Africa. In many traditional arts and craft traditions in Africa, certain themes significant to those particular cultures recur, including a couple, a woman with a child, a male with a weapon or animal, and an outsider or a stranger.

Couples may represent ancestors, community founder, married couple African tradition in marriage book. Afro Asian Journal of Social Sciences Volume 1, No. 1 Quarter IV ISSN – THE EFFECTS OF WESTERN CIVILISATION AND CULTURE ON AFRICA Dare Arowolo (Lecturer, Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria)File Size: 69KB.

The African Studies Centre was founded in July to facilitate Marriage and Divorce among the Asante: Study Undertaken in the Course of the Ashanti Social Survey (). BRA-GOR6 --Asante traditional nubility ceremony for girls Note 3: KYIRI-BRA. African literature - African literature - The influence of oral traditions on modern writers: Themes in the literary traditions of contemporary Africa are worked out frequently within the strictures laid down by the imported religions Christianity and Islam and within the struggle between traditional and modern, between rural and newly urban, between genders, and between generations.

If anyone wedding tradition might be said to be indicative of the African continent it would be the importance of family. An African wedding is, more than anything, the bringing together of two people as a single family, or the combining of two families Author: Okwy Apai.

African Tradition in Marriage: An Insider's Perspective by Turtoe-Sanders, Patience and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Traditional African religion is a way of life in which ancestors are part of every major event such as wedding, births and deaths as well as less important ones such as getting a job and finishing university.

During these events usually an offering is made to honour, please and thank the ancestors. A cow, sheep or chicken is slaughtered and the. African theatre, effectively, the theatre of Africa south of the Sahara that emerged in the postcolonial era—that is to say, from the midth century onward.

It is not possible to talk of much African theatre as if it fell into discrete historical or national patterns. Colonial boundaries ignored cultural and linguistic unities, and ancient movements throughout the.

From San healing dances to Xhosa initiations, Hamar bull jumping to Bodi beauty pageants, there's no shortage of incredible African tribal traditions. African Culture and the Status of Women: The Yoruba Example by O.O.

Familusi, Ph.D. [email protected] Proverbs are very significant in traditional Africa, hence the saying among the Yoruba Owe lesin oro, oro lesin owe; ti oro ba sonu owe la fin nwa – meaning A proverb is a guide to a word and a word is a guide to a proverb; when a word. Our new book, Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos, paints a largely positive portrait of African American and Latino family life in the United States, especially compared to some contemporary accounts.

We find that most African Americans and Latinos will marry at some point in their lives, most of them are. Marriage in African Culture: Marriage takes many forms in Africa. Throughout the continent, the diversity of systems reflects the traditions, religions, and economic circumstances of a wide variety of distinct cultures.

Islamic laws and customs have shaped the institution of marriage in North Africa and in some nations of western and eastern.

Since there are no sacred books on which to base the study of African traditional religion except on the proverbs, folklores, oral tradition, ethics and morals of African societies, we shall, in this study, critically analyze some major concepts of African traditional.

Marriage is an important step in the life of every human on earth. Different cultures have different rituals and beliefs about marriage. Love, economic status, religious beliefs, and social acceptance are just a few reasons individuals marry across differing cultures.

Middle Eastern Americans, Indian Americans, African Americans and Nigerian Americans are some of the groups in the United States with significant Muslim populations. Like marriage ceremonies across cultures and religions, a Muslim wedding ceremony is informed by ancient traditions and laws, but adaptable to suit the couple.

Elaborate rituals are typical in traditional, prein-dustrial societies that practice arranged marriage and that establish large kinship groups as major economic and political units. Modernization tends to increase secularization and correspondingly to decrease the ritualistic dimensions of the marriage Size: KB.

The African marriage is an integral part of the whole African culture and was a rite of passage for every mature man and woman. In African tradition, marriage was done after someone had gone through the adolescent stage where different lessons on respect, morality and upholding the tribes culture and traditions.

Significance. Research shows that majority of books concerning infancy are from the western world (Tomlinson & Swartz, ).In view of that African cultural values as far as parenting is concerned are being forgotten and the western practice is rather by: 6.

John S. Mbiti has 17 books on Goodreads with ratings. John S. Mbiti’s most popular book is African Religions & Philosophy. Traditional Marriage In Africa.

Traditional Marriage or Non-Traditional Marriage, That is the Question Teresa Brasaemle PHI Instructor Bence The argument that will be assessed is “In Defense of Traditional Marriage”, Anderson presents the question: “Should the government recognize same-sex relationships as legal marriages?” (Anderson, R.T., ).

sexuality and culture in the African society. Radical feminists argue that culture imprisons women leading to their subordination because of the patriarchal nature of society. Culture is a broad term that refers to the ‘customs, institutions and achievements of a particular nation, people or group’ (South African Concise Oxford Dictionary,File Size: KB.

Diet and Tradition in an African Culture, Gordon, R. "Girls Cannot Think as Boys Do: Socialising Children through the Zimbabwean School System." Gender and Development 6 (2): 53–58, Hancock, Ian.

White Liberals and Radical in Rhodesia –, Hapanyengwi, Chemhuru O, and Ed Shizha. Marriage in the Luo society is a ceremony rather complicated and involves several steps; it is considered the most significant event in the life of the Luo.

A man, who intends to marry his girlfriend, has to ask the parents of the bride for their agreement and define the bride price, the Ayie is the ceremony involving the payment of a sum to the mother of the bride. African Tradition in Marriage An Insider's Perspective (Book): Turtoe-Sanders, Patience.

Kyomo, A. A., & Selvam, S.G. Marriage and Family in African Christianity. Nairobi: Acton Press. Christian Families in Africa are in a phase of crisis. The crisis is about how to face change. Christian missionary activities, colonialism, westernization, urbanization, and a score of other contemporary phenomena have taken the African families.

Ghanian Marriage Traditions. Much has changed over the years, as in many communities the traditions revolving around Ghanaian marriages are becoming modernized, as locals move away from their villages, formal education becomes more important, outside religions influence the country, and certain influences from western culture seep in.

Traditional marriages provided a safe and socially acceptable sexual outlet. When premarital sex was taboo, couples were expected to wait for their wedding night to become physically intimate and to remain monogamous throughout the marriage, explains Richard Reeve, policy director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution in his article "How to Save Marriage.

Introduction to Africa - Family, Kinship, and Domestic Groupings The family is a universal group throughout Africa, with many different forms and functions. Everywhere the basic family unit is the elementary or nuclear family, a small domestic group made up of a husband, his wife, and their children; frequently, attached kin are included as well.

culture, religion and gender issues. The words fisexfl and figenderfl are sometimes used interchangeably, but in fact they have different meanings. Sex refers to a person™s biological characteristics Œ whether a person is male or female.

Gender refers to the different roles that are assigned to males and females.