While Bereavement is a social fact in any culture, the reactions and practices relating to these phenomena vary from culture to culture. Widows constitute a large proportion of the adult female population in African communities (Wafula, 2014) Ideally, widows were inherited by a close relative of the deceased and taken care of together with her children This has changed due to economic and other reasons.
The next articles work to shed the light on the sufferings of widows on the African continent. Please spare a thought for the helpless widows and their harrowing life experiences.
The ordeal of widowhood in Africa,
By Wanjala Wafula