Tired of Weeping
Child Death & Mourning Among
Papel Mothers in Guinea-Bissau

By Jonina Einarsdottir
September 2000
ISBN: 91-7265-097-4
256 p.
$57.50 Paper Original


This book examines the assumption that impoverished mothers living in areas with high rates of fertility and child mortality will, as a survival strategy, neglect their children and fail to mourn their death. It is based on an anthropological fieldwork conducted among thematrilineal Papel in Guinea Bissau, West Africa.

Anthropology; African Studies

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