Somalis Sour Marriages in the US Diaspora


Somali wedding in Minneapolis

Somalilandsun – “Do everyone a favor and decide what your dowry will be before you drag us to an event where we will end up not enjoying the ceremony or the food.” Argues Hasan M Abukar in the first part of his piece titled “Somali Diaspora Stories of Marriages Gone Wrong”

Posted in the Sahan Journal the piece details through numerous real examples why marriages among the Somali Diaspora communities in America dissipate or are aborted soon after costly ceremonies attended by hundreds of guests due to not only the high dowry demanded but lack of understanding and commitment between spouses.

Read Hassan M. Abukar’s Somali Diaspora Stories of Marriages Gone Wrong