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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 1)
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The Inhuman Treatment of Widows in African Communities

Ethel E. Idialu
Corresponding Author:  Ethel E. Idialu 

Key words:  Harmful, infringement, practices, rights, taboos, tradition,
Vol. 4 , (1): 6-11
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 August, 01 2011 November, 16 2012 January, 25

Widows in Africa have often been faced with traumatic experiences in Africa communities at the instance of losing their husbands which is occasioned by death; the inhuman treatment meted on the widows varies from one culture to the other. Most of the treatments are geared towards dehumanizing their victims which is always a painful and psychological experience that can affect the individual throughout her lifetime. This study pools together a review of widowhood practices from different communities in Africa, an array of harmful widowhood rites in Africa, the way forward; recommendations were also made to help eradicate this unpleasant behavior in our communities.
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Ethel E. Idialu, 2012. The Inhuman Treatment of Widows in African Communities.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1): 6-11.
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