“Another form of injustice, like slavery”: An African father shares his opinion of lobola


    I am as African as they come, kinky hair and all that, length and height in appropriate places.My grandfather bought my grandmothers. You got that right: I had two. As the saying goes an apple does not fall from the tree, and my father bought himself 3 wives.

    Our African culture allows a husband to buy as many women as his riches could allow him. He paid cash for my mom, I’m not sure though what the terms and conditions were when he purchased my stepmothers.

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