Family Organization/Kinship Patterns/Clans

Chapter 1: N/A

Chapter 2: N/A

Chapter 3:

Pg. 22/23- Family all joins together for a meal- Grandmother, Grandfather, Their Children and Grandchildren, Uncles, Cousins. Meal is prepared by Maama

Chapter 4-

31-“My Children, you must promise to take care of Stephen, Sandra, and Sharon”.Frank asking Twesgi to take care of his family when he is gone-Matrilineal Family

Chapter 5-

34-Taata gives out chores to family, All of the kids are required to help. Ex. Harvesting Millet

41-Mukaaka, or Twesgi’s Grandmother, shows him comfort at his hospital stay when his own mother cannot be present.

Chapter 6-

46-Having a reliable clan is very important when marriage is a possibility. Factors such as “Do they work hard? Do they own land? Do they possess embuzi? Ente? Do they farm?

48- Mukaakas take care of grandchildren that have no one else

50- Taata does household repairs.  “Because of the Stigma of Aids, many children are abandoned, people assuming they will soon die from the disease. ….families take the parent’s property and use the orphans are servants”.

52- “Most people in the village were related through clan or tribal ties”.

Chapter 7- N/A

Chapter 8-N/A

Chapter 9-

71-Taata had the final word. “Out! I want you all out!”

Chapter 10-N/A

Chapter 11-N/A

Chapter 12- 

98- Example of Matrilineal Kinship “Jane’s mother committed suicide, and Jane and her two brothers were taken in by her uncle, who already had four children of his own to support”.

Chapter 13-N/A

Chapter 14- N/A

Chapter 15-

111- Matrilineal Kinship/Change due to AIDS epidemic “His second wife had contracted HIV/AIDS from her first husband, who had died from the disease. HIV spread from the second wife to Eva’s father and from Eva’s father to her mother. Before long, both of Eva’s parents were gone, dying one month apart. An uncle adopted her and her three brothers, but he also supported a wife and two children of his own.” 

114- Changes in family due to AIDS. “Fiona lived with her brother…and their mukaaka, not far from the school. Her grand mother had lost all five of her children and their spouses to AIDS.

Chapter 16-

122- Polygamy is a common form of marriage but when religion came into view…monogamy became more apparent.

Chapter 17- N/A

Chapter 18-

136- AIDS affecting family “After his parents died, his fa ily had been unable to care for him, and he was taken in by good friends of his uncle.”

137- AIDS affecting family “When her parents died of AIDS, Scovia and her brother had been taken in by a family with three children close to their ages, and they had quickly formed a close-knit family.

Chapter 19-

142- “Sharon’s father had been a polygamist” Normal family set up.

Chapter 20- N/A

Chapter 21-N/A

Chapter 22- N/A

Chapter 23- N/A

Chapter 24-

181-Large Families/Marriage set up “Stepahno had originally been a polygamist with five wives”.

184- Family Affected by AIDS. “HIV/AIDS pandemic that has claimed forty million lives, turned fifteen million wives into widows, and robbed fourteen million children of their parents.”

Chapter 25: N/A

Chapter 26: N/A

Chapter 27:

Family Affected by AIDS. “After her parents died, she had gone to live with her mukaaka, but her mukaaka had died soon thereafter and she now lived with an aunt and cousins.”

Chapter 28-32: N/A

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