The Bride Price

Author: Buchi Emecheta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807616284

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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First published in 1976, this great literary classic follows a young Nigerian woman who rejects the patriarchal traditions of her culture to find love and happiness in the western world. With pure honesty and subtle protest, Buchi Emecheta chronicles the unfair pressure and ultimate demise that women often suffer in Nigerian lore.
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The Bride Price

Author: Suzanne Carey

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459273060

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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IF HER WEDDING HAD BEEN A DREAM… Kyra Martin woke up convinced that she and Navajo heartthrob David Yazzie had just been married. She had vivid memories of the traditional ceremony—and the anything-but-wedding night that followed. Yet just yesterday, she and her one-time true love had called it quits—this time, forever. This wedding couldn't really have happened—could it? THEN WHOSE CHILD WAS SHE CARRYING? When her doctor told her that what she could expect in less than nine months was all too real, Kyra knew that even her overactive imagination couldn't account for her condition! Had her dream lover become her husband? And was a crash course in parenthood on his horizon, as well?
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The Bride Price

Author: Ruth Ann Nordin

Publisher: Ruth Ann Nordin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 93

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A mail order bride. A scarred settler. Will love stake its claim or send them packing? Angela Frank is tired of teaching other people’s children. Her job is a constant reminder that she has no family of her own and no prospects for a hometown husband. When she spies a mail order bride advertisement, she dreams of a life where her deformities are overlooked by a strapping Omaha frontiersman. She decides to risk everything for her last chance at a family… Sep Wilson carries scars from a troubled past. And while he’s not the marrying type, when he hears that an unscrupulous local is running a shady mail order bride scheme, he can’t help but intervene. But he never expected his good deed to end with him married to the mysterious Angela… The two outcasts may have finally found someone who can help them heal their past. But in uncharted territory, the chance for love may not be enough to keep them safe… The Bride Price is the first book in a series of high-spirited mail order bride Western romances. If you like fiery chemistry with a tender touch, gritty frontier settings, and unconventional heroes, then you’ll love Ruth Ann Nordin’s tale of love. Buy The Bride Price to journey to the heart’s unmapped territory today!
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The Bride Price

Author: Barclay Franklin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595328598

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Eight horses, two rifles and gold coins without number are what Geoff Shine pays as the bride price for Sarah Blackford when he weds her in a Cheyenne ceremony of joining. But can the love of a Cheyenne half-breed for a white woman overcome the fears, hatreds and prejudices of the soldiers who man the Julesburg Army Encampment, or Geoff's betrayal by Major Hastings? Geoff and Sarah, along with their friends, Clay and Belinda Hanes, attempt to survive and thrive in the hostile Wyoming Territory in the early 1870s. Will Geoff and Sarah's bond be strong enough to withstand the differences in their backgrounds, or survive the desire of the camp commander's wife to force them into a Christian marriage ceremony?
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The Bride Price

Author: Ginna Gray

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459288165

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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Not the Marrying Kind… Hell would freeze before a mere female brought proud Wyatt Sommersby to his knees. The macho millionaire always got what he wanted—and then moved on. But Maggie Muldoon proved immune to Wyatt's money, and indifferent to his manliness. Her free spirit pricked his ego…and stoked his lust…until he simply had to have her. Except at the Right Price Wyatt needed every weapon in his charming arsenal to win Maggie's heart. Now that matrimony was on his mind, he'd say—or do—anything to get her to walk down the aisle with him!
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A Study Guide for Buchi Emecheta's "The Bride Price"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410342034

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 31

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A Study Guide for Buchi Emecheta's "The Bride Price," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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The Bride Price

A Hmong Wedding Story

Author: Mai Neng Moua

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681340364

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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A principled decision brings unexpected consequences for a Hmong American woman struggling to reconcile the two cultures--and to be a good daughter while breaking the rules.
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His Contract Bride: The Marriage Proposition / The Borghese Bride / The Bride Price (Mills & Boon By Request)

Author: Sara Craven,Sandra Marton,Day Leclaire

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1408906430

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The Marriage Proposition by Sara Craven Wealthy, ruthless Nick married Paige to get a seat on the board of her father’s company. Yet Paige is tired of treating their marriage as a business deal. She’s decided that if the sexy tycoon truly wants her, he will have to prove it!
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Bride Price

Lobola Narrative And Interpretation

Author: Jonas Darko-Yeboah, Ph.D.,Tafadzwa Nyandoro

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525513370

Category: Psychology

Page: 198

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When Kofi and Pam, a young couple living in urban Calgary, got engaged, they decided to honour their African traditions, travelling to Ruwa, Zimbabwe to perform the Lobola (Bride Price) Ceremony prior to the Western-style wedding ceremony they would have upon their return to Canada. The groom's father acts as the narrator in this cultural, social, and romantic expedition, taking us through the events leading up to and following the ceremony, and offering us a firsthand look at the often misunderstood and maligned ceremony itself. Between the often-amusing exploits of his Canadian family, experiencing the unpredictability of the African wildlife for the first time, and the historical insights he offers regarding the sometimes-surprising cultural differences they encounter, Jonas captures this pivotal period in his family's life with a unique narrative keepsake they will likely treasure for years to come. But it has a lot to offer those of us who aren't a part of this familial circle as well. Part romantic familial adventure and part anthropological study, Bride Price: Lobola Narrative and Interpretation is sure to engage your emotions, even as it informs.
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Framing the Bride

Globalizing Beauty and Romance in Taiwan’s Bridal Industry

Author: Bonnie Adrian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930032

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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With a wedding impending, the Taiwanese bride-to-be turns to bridal photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists to transform her image beyond recognition. They give her fairer skin, eyes like a Western baby doll, and gowns inspired by sources from Victorian England to MTV. An absorbing consideration of contemporary bridal practices in Taiwan, Framing the Bride shows how the lavish photographs represent more than mere conspicuous consumption. They are artifacts infused with cultural meaning and emotional significance, products of the gender- and generation-based conflicts in Taiwan’s hybrid system of modern matrimony. From the bridal photographs, the book opens out into broader issues such as courtship, marriage, kinship, globalization, and the meaning of the "West" and "Western" cultural images of beauty. Bonnie Adrian argues that in compiling enormous bridal albums full of photographs of brides and grooms in varieties of finery, posed in different places, and exuding romance, Taiwanese brides engage in a new rite of passage—one that challenges the terms of marriage set out in conventional wedding rites. In Framing the Bride, we see how this practice is also a creative response to U.S. domination of transnational visual imagery—how bridal photographers and their subjects take the project of globalization into their own hands, defining its terms for their lives even as they expose the emptiness of its images.
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