Family, marriage and divorce in a Hausa community: a sociological model.

@article{Solivetti1994FamilyMA,
  title={Family, marriage and divorce in a Hausa community: a sociological model.},
  author={L M Solivetti},
  journal={Africa : journal of the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures},
  year={1994},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={252-71}
}
  • L M Solivetti
  • Published 1994 in
    Africa : journal of the International Institute…
"The aim of this article is to show how a 'traditional' society may produce a household system in which the structural tensions are no less intense than in the Western world. Muslim Hausa society (in northern Nigeria) has one of the highest rates of divorce (and remarriage) in the world. An explanation is sought here in terms of the economic and organisational requirements of a subsistence farming system that is always potentially short of labour. Divorce is a solution to otherwise unacceptable… CONTINUE READING
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