We make the young person who gets married richer and younger than she is; Azais would have said: What is taken away at his age is added to his dowry.
" The debate is open ! "
My parents are asking for a huge dowry for my marriage and this torments me: "I did not believe my ears. »What is the dowry in the African tradition?
In African customs and traditions, the symbol that allows a man to take a woman into his family is the dowry, but nowadays it looks like the dowry has become a goodwill in Africa. It is no longer the custom (recognition symbol), it has become a bill that we give to the man's family and it has become too exorbitant.