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Divorce is as common in Niger as in Norway

The conjugal ruptures in Muslim sub-Saharan Africa
Forfatter: Alhassane A. Najoum
Forlag: L’Harmattan, (Frankrike)
COMMUNITY BREACH: It is expensive to get married in Niger even though the bride price varies, and in the event of divorce, women are obliged to pay back the bride price.

327 densely packed pages in French about adultery in Niger's capital Niamey are unlikely to be a bestseller in Norway. It's sad – because here's a lot to learn and a lot to wonder about.

I did not know that divorce is as common in Niger as in Norway: 40–50 per cent of marriages break up. Infidelity is one of the reasons used in both countries, but that is where the similarities end.

Niger is according to The conjugal ruptures in Muslim sub-Saharan Africa the country in the world where women have the highest fertility. On average, every woman gives birth to 6,5 children. There has been a decline since the year 2000, when the fertility rate. . .

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Ketil Fred Hansen
Hansen is a professor of social sciences at UiS and a regular reviewer at Ny Tid.

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