It would seem that issues with in-laws is a cross-cultural phenomenon, with people the world over doing what they must to win the favour of their mother and father-in-laws! Last month Nqobile looked at the gifts a young bride should buy for their in-laws as a means of currying favour, so that when the chips are down they stand by their daughter-in-law, instead of their son. Carrying on with the theme of marriage, and as part of our new category that examines ‘new’ Zulu traditions, Nqobile looked at how customs have changed over the years when it comes to the relationships between Zulu co-wives.
Click on the links below to read all the stories that Nqobile researched for the month of July:
- Ukuzenzelela Kukamakoti Emzini (Strategies used by young women to win the hearts of their in-laws)
- Indlela yokuziphatha yesikhathi sakuqala nesamanje kubantu besifazane (A look at how the behaviour of co-brides has changed over the years)
- Izifo Eziyizimpawu Zokuxhumana Namadlozi (Illnesses that are the result of your ancestors trying to warn you about something)
Photograph courtesy of kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.