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…

It is No Joke Marrying a White Bloke

“So, what is it like being married to a mzungu?” a lady at the counter of the immigration office in Mombasa asked me. I was there to renew my passport and she was going through the bit on the form on spouse details. “It’s okay,” I replied. “But how does it compare to being married… Continue reading…

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