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Tradition, The Joy Of Womanhood

Prisca Chukwu


Tradition, you betrayed me
You made me cheap and inferior
Just because I was born a woman
In a society where I was not appreciated
You made me a carrier of babies
Instrument for mans enjoyment
A caretaker of a house
A cleaner, sweeper and a cook
To a man that is not my fathers child.

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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