Early marriage is still prevalent in many parts of africa a problem aggravated by the practice of forced marriage for many african women divorce is not an option linda frances nakakande is the . During the previous decades the marriage rates in the african american community have declined while the rates of separation divorce out of wedlock births cohabitation and children residing in female headed families have increased the above trends are contrary to the known cultural values . Such is the richness of the african culture which aims to create ties that bind if her husband leaves her for another woman or seeks a divorce she may be to blame more stories from this . The concept of marriage and divorce affects nigerian women more than it affects men due to the deep rooted culture that all women should be married leaving women with little or no choice as to . Social indicators and effects of marriage divorce in african societies love obiani arugu obi 1990 defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman that lasts the duration of the mans life and the womans life as well as a social structure that promotes an childlessness in africa culture
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