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Family and Kinship Notes

by: Summer Boone

Family and Kinship Notes AFST 2100

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These are my notes from Tuesday when the speakers were sitting at the table in the front of the room answering questions. These are not notes from an in-class lecture so I apologize if they are a b...
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Summer Boone on Monday October 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to AFST 2100 at University of Georgia taught by Aderibigbe in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see in African Studies at University of Georgia.


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Date Created: 10/05/15
Family and Kinship Notes These notes were gathered from the people seated at the front of the room not a lecture so they may seem a little jumbled or random People call elders auntie or uncle out of respect even if they aren t their biological aunt or uncle People also call others of their own age brother or sister even if they aren t their biological siblings October 1st is Nigeria s Independence Day Children In Liberia names are important 9 Emanuel III Q You are expected to name your child something of cultural signi cance In Nigeria children are raised by the whole village Morning assemblies before school consist of singing and praying Nuclear families consist of grandparents aunts uncles and rst cousins Some people don t believe in Nuclear Families Polygamy makes is hard to keep track of everyone within a Nuclear Family In Liberia Nuclear Families aren t a thing o There s no sense of families this way or of singleness because Liberia is very community oriented Arranged Marriages when you are born your family and another family want you two to continue your family legacies together Divorce is frowned upon but when it happens the blame usually goes on the woman DaUng Nigerians call it courting After it is known that two people want to marry a wingman does all of the interaction between the two while the families do extensive research on each other After they decide that the families are good for each other the groom and his family come to the house of the bride to ask for her hand in marriage but she is not present and communicated through her sisters This is the time that the bride s family gives the groom s family a price that the bride is wo h o Bride price in uenced by Education a high school graduate has a lower price than a medschool graduate Her family name If and how she s ever disgraced the family If and how she s ever disgraced the family 393 Today s African generation is similar to that of America s 393 Parents want their kids and grandkids to keep the African culture alive 0 60


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