Marriage relationships in the double descent system of the Afikpo Ibo of southeastern Nigeria
University Microfilms • Ann Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1980 • Pages:
By: Ottenberg, Phoebe.
AbstractThis source provides a thorough discussion of family and marriage relationships among the Afikpo Igbo. The data were gathered through participant observation, informal interview, and a formal questionnaire. Here, it should be noted, that Ottenberg had to rely on interpreters when speaking to non-English speaking Igbo. There is much descriptive information on courting and marriage customs, bride wealth, and the relationships among family members (i.e., between husbands and wives, among co-wives, and among parents and children). Major attention is given to divorce and remarriage and the factors that promote marital stability and instability among the Igbo and in Africa in general.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Western Africa
- Document Type
- Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1981
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- AfikpoVillage-Group, Ogoja Province, southeastern Nigeria
- Phoebe Vestal Ottenberg
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 318-328)
- Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Northwestern University, 1958
- Igbo (African people)