Narratives of Lived Experiences of Widows in Botswana: An Ethnographic Examination of Cultural Rituals of Mourning

  title={Narratives of Lived Experiences of Widows in Botswana: An Ethnographic Examination of Cultural Rituals of Mourning},
  author={Sithandazile Hope Msimanga},
  journal={Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences},
This investigation examined experiences of widows in Botswana as they undertook mourning rituals in following their husbands‘ deaths. The study sought to uncover rituals that enhanced healing and those that hindered healing; and how the investigation results can inform relevant psychological services. Data was collected through two focus group discussions and seven key informants from two villages in the Northern and Central districts of Botswana. The study results revealed that if cultural… Expand


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