"Women...mourn and men carry on": African women storying mourning practices: a South African example.

@article{Kotz2012WomenmournAM,
  title={"Women...mourn and men carry on": African women storying mourning practices: a South African example.},
  author={Elmarie Kotz{\'e} and Lishje Els and Ntsiki Rajuili-Masilo},
  journal={Death studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={
          742-66
        }
}
African mourning of loss of lives in South Africa has been shaped by discursive practices of both traditional African cultures and the sociopolitical developments under apartheid and in post-apartheid South Africa. This article reports on changes in mourning practices on the basis of a literature review and uses a collection of examples to highlight the navigation of some cultural and gendered issues relating to mourning, against the backdrop of the everyday experiences of loss of life in South… CONTINUE READING

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