Will You Marry Me?
Marriage Customs In Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, And SenegalStreaming Video - 2008
Even today, the majority of African women in both city and country still aspire to get a good husband and have many children. This program sheds light on the pros and cons of marriage customs in sub-Saharan Africa as it relates the story of an Ethiopian woman who fled her home in Harar as a teen to avoid an arranged marriage to an uncle; two happily wedded women of Mali who are wives in a polygamous marriage; the nomadic Wodaabe of Niger, a culture in which a man may have many wives, but among whom it is the bride-to-be who chooses the husband-to-be; and a Senegalese woman competing to become Miss Yongama, a contest of beauty and style-and a proven shortcut to finding a husband.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Marriage customs in Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, and Senegal