Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research

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The Plight of Polygamists in Contemporary African Society

Sunday Igwe Ukoha


Attempts have been made by scholars of diverse disciplines to give a vivid picture of what polygamy looks like. Such disciplines include; history, church history, Archaeology, Anthropology, cultural studies, theology, Islamic studies and so on. They have put up brilliant arguments for and against polygamy. This essay is an attempt to discuss polygamy and to highlight its plights among contemporary Christian African communities from a purely African perspective.

Keywords: Polygamy, Plight, Contemporary, African, Missions, Christianity

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