n Africa Insight - : the 'dark side' of romance

Volume 35, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


Most popular romantic texts explore the hurdles in relationships before marriage. attempts to show the 'dark side' of marriage. Addressing issues such as infidelity, insecurity, tensions about money and name changing after the nuptials, spousal abuse and violence within the home, goes beyond the romance template that glosses over the stormy aspects of relationships as is explored in this paper.

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