Early Marriage

Yesterday we had an ngente – naming ceremony – for the baby of a girl who was in 10th grade when I arrived here and is now a mother. Early marriage is illegal, but alive and well in West Africa, and pop culture may be a way to combat it.

This is a popular Senegalese artist singing a song about forced marriage in Wolof and French:

 

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