Married at 13, 13 Years Ago

How to Cite

Bako, M. (2022). Married at 13, 13 Years Ago. Journal of Anthropological Films, 6(Supplement).



Synopsis (English) : 

When Ammiya was 13 years old, while in her 6th year at school, her parents sent her to marriage without her consent. As is customary in the Fulani and Muslim communities in Cameroon, no one tried to stop this marriage. Ammiya was hindered in continue her education, and to herself choose her husband. 13 years after her wedding, now divorced, she looks back and tell her story.


Synopsis  (French):

A 13 ans, ses parents l’envoient en mariage sans son consentement, alors qu’elle préparait le concours d’entrée en 6e et le CEPE. Comme de coutume dans la communauté peule et musulmane, aucune voix ne s’est levée pour empêcher ce mariage afin que l’adolescente Ammiya continue ses études, choisir son mari et le moment de se marier plus tard. 13 ans après son mariage, elle nous fait le bilan de ses 13 ans de mariage.

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