Tuesday, October 16, 2007

NY Times article on Widow-Cleansing

AIDS Now Compels Africa to Challenge Widows' 'Cleansing'

Dr. Brown talked about the practice of widow cleansing in class and I equated it to 'wife-inheritance'; however after doing some reading it seems like widow cleansing and wife-inheritance are separate practices, though both involve having sexual relations with the dead husband's relatives.

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