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Similar stark denunciations of the bride price were circulated beyond the archipelago by foreign feminists such as Beatrice Grimshaw, novelist, travel journalist, and celebrant of British imperialism, writing in the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald: 'Life in the New Hebrides' (Grimshaw 1905-06).
Gumba constantly speaks out against the practice of bride price in the novel Kanyar Mulya even before she is aware of the fact that she herself is a victim of the same practice.
This, then, is the point: the bride price has become the cornerstone of gender inequality in traditional (H)mong society.
The group paired The Bride Price with Achebe's Things Fall Apart and provided students with perspectives of Nigerian and other African cultures through folk tales.
The practice of paying a bride price is prevalent in some regions like Gambella, Oromiya, and the south.
26) The bride price (mahr), which exists under both custom and religion, must be paid to the woman.
While some communists wanted to leave the natives to their traditional way of life a 1926 law defined "crimes constituting relics of the tribal way of life," such as clan vengeance and bloodmoney, payment of bride price, and marriages between minors.
He sees girls and women being purchased by men--polygamy is the rule--who inspect them to see if they are properly closed before they pay the bride price and before they can cut them open for intercourse.
Tupoi, as mentioned previously, is the redemption of a woman's bride price to her in-laws.
Sajan, a model of resourcefulness, resilience and tenacity, became a cook to fishermen and married at 13, traded for a bride price of one cow.
SHARAN (PAN): Tribal elders in the Mata Khan district of southeastern Paktika province have fixed the bride price -- known as vulvar in local parlance -- at 250,000 afghanis ($4,470).