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2. Divorced Sahrawi

Sahrawi Women

Photo credit: Saharauiak

Marriage, to say the least, is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to be successful. But sometimes, a marriage fails despite all the effort put to it, and couples eventually decide that the best option for them is divorce.

While most of us view divorce as depressing and heartbreaking, in the western part of the vast Sahara desert, there exists a tribe called the Sahrawi. In this community, three months after a woman is divorced, her female relatives throw a party for her. The celebration is marked by feasting, song, and dance. This fanfare lets the men know that the woman is now available to remarry. In most cases, a new suitor presents himself at the occasion. In this community, a woman with marital experience is more valued, so divorcees don’t stay single for long.

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