Marriage Laws and Women’s Rights in Postcolonial West Africa
June 3, 2014
Emily Burrill, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies
Marriage is a cultural practice related to value, exchange, and belief, as well as an instrument for managing rights, obligations, and privileges between individuals and political communities. Emily Burrill uses Mali as a case study to look at the role of marriage in the debate over women’s access to political, financial, and legal rights in postcolonial Africa.
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