ISBN 9789994455409
Pages 166
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2009
Publisher OSSREA, Ethiopia
Format Paperback

Living with Divorce

Expectations and Contradictions within the Lesotho Socio-cultural Context

by Ntimo-Makara Matora T.

This book addresses the following research questions: What is the people's understanding of the existing marriage laws and their inherent contradictions? What factors influence people's choice of type of marriage? What factors push one to wish to get out of a marriage? What are the experiences and challenges of going through divorce? What are the expectations and contradictions posed by the sociocultural, legal and religious contexts that divorcees live within? What is the people's understanding of the concept of divorce and desertion? What support does the legal system itself provide to "divorcees"? What coping strategies have people developed and adopted in order to survive?

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About the Author

Ntimo-Makara Matora T.

Matora ‘Mamotheba Theresia Ntimo-Makara is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations and former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the National University of Lesotho.

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