Bridehood and Somali Custom’s Yardstick

09 Feb

When the time to look for a bride comes in a setting where arranged marriages are in vogue, yardsticks used to get a suitable bride is a hustle. The older generation’s yardsticks might not compatible with the new couple’s preferences. This short story depicts this conflict and the norms adhered to. Nuptial ambitions are nipped in bud to satisfy the demands of these norms. A young groom is forced to abandon the bride of his choice by his culture.


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