(Northern) Nigeria And The Subjugation Of Female Rights

With acrimony in my heart, I watched in silence as nineteen-year-old Hajara recounted her ordeal to me, left arm in one bearing as though she was aiming at something. She was weary and her voice quivered as she spoke. Her husband had divorced her; she was abandoned with three children, no job whatsoever, zilch to fall back on. She narrated how her (ex) husband did not permit her to complete her schooling or learn a trade; he came to the conclusion that she would be more advantageous at home. Despite being an educated and polished man he was of the opinion that it will be more worthwhile for her to stay in the kitchen, you know […]

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