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Marriage and courtship

Posted on: July 6, 2009

My nephew got married yesterday, and it got me thinking about marriage in Ghana. Contrary to what people think, Ghanaian families are stable. The men take pride in their virility and seldom abandon their children, which is not to say it never happens. Men do stray on occasion, and recently, women too. I object to either sex straying, but culturally, marital infidelity is not an acceptable reason for breaking up. In fact breaking up is strongly discouraged, unless your life is in danger.

The best way to court a Ghanaian girl is to go to her house and meet her parents. This immediately tells them your intentions are good. There’s nothing they hate more than a horny man skulking outside their home. Of course, it makes things a bit difficult if you want some privacy. Here’s a song by one of my favorite artists, Ofori Amponsah entitled “You’re my Cinderella.” You’ll see an example of how a Ghanaian parent reacts to a man chasing her daughter. Wishing the newlyweds a long and happy marriage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U0qMboaCGY

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1 Response to "Marriage and courtship"

Interesting snapshot of your culture. It's wordsmith, but I'm sneaking by the gymnastics attached to the comments section.

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