Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

My version of the year 2012 in review: 8 January

In a series of posts from today, I present some of my photos and recollections from 2012.
At Butiama, I joined a meeting to set the bride price for my cousin Daisy for her upcoming
At the meeting from left to right: Vincent Nyerere, the bridegroom's brother and Member of Parliament for Musoma Urban constituency, Julius Kiboko Nyerere (the bridegroom's brother), Joseph Muhunda Nyerere (the bridegroom's uncle), the groom's uncle whose name could not be obtained, and The Rev. Nyakarungu (the groom's father).

The bride price tradition is still practiced among most of Tanzania's ethnic groups. Before the actual bride price is discussed, the suitors are asked to bring along 'presents' for the aunts of the bride which include such items as cooking utensils and khanga clothing.

The bride price negotiations involved intense 'demands' and 'counter offers' from both sides but all done in a good spirit.

Another post in this 2012 review series:

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