The Love Lives of Somalis in America: Hefty Dowries, Jilted Lovers, Abandonment and Obsession

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part story of unusual marriage incidents from Somali communities in America. Read part 1: Somali diaspora stories of marriages gone wrong The stories below, of a husband who suddenly abandoned his family, another whose marriage came to an end because he run out of stories, and… Continue reading…

Daughter Reunites With Her Father After 15 Years

Loureen Wafula refused to give up hope and never stopped searching for her father whom she last saw when she was six. The now 21-year-old Kenyan woman has been trying for many years to piece together the scant information she had about her father, George Rutere, with no success. Wafula’s mother, Pamela Amondi Wafula, who died in 2010, met Rutere in… Continue reading…

Educated, ‘Modern’ African Women are in Marriage Crisis Claim is a Myth

A recent article titled, “African moms: Be patient with your unmarried daughters” has been making the social media rounds amongst African circles this past week. The writer, China Okasi, a daughter of Nigerian parents, makes two main arguments: that “modern” African women – whom she defines as daughters of African parents living in the western… Continue reading…

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