Gusii bridewealth law and custom
Published for the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute by G. Cumberlege, Oxford University Press • (18) • Published In 1950 • Pages: iv, 67
By: Mayer, Philip.
AbstractThis is a detailed study of bridewealth among the Gusii (Kisii) people of South Kavirondo District, Republic of Kenya, East Africa, during the the author's first fieldwork tour as sociologist for the Kenya Government in 1946-1947. In his discussion Mayer describes the processes involved in arranging the initial marriage, then various aspects of the bridewealth itself, including data on its composition, associated sacrifices and entertainments, additional customary gifts, assembly of goods by members of the family, and replacement and recompense in case of divorce or death of the wife.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Eastern Africa
- Document Type
- John Beierle ; 2005
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- South Kavirondo District, Republic of Kenya, East Africa
- by Philip Mayer
- Includes bibliographical references
- Gusii (African people)