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THE PLIGHT OF WIDOWS IN NIGERIA: THE PARADOX FOR TRADITIONAL COUNSELLING OF THE BEREAVED

Ushe, M. U.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


Historical studies have shown that widowhood in pre-Christian and Islamic periods was a natural phenomenon which carry with it the risk of conjugal bereavement due to the death of one spouse. However, the situation changed immediately the society started subjecting widows into various tortures and mistreatment (especially from the 1970s), leading to distrust amongst families and eventually violence amongst the people. This study, therefore examined the plight of widows in Nigeria as a paradox for traditional counseling of the bereaved in Pre-Colonial times and the Nigerian situations today.

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