Political Systems
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Among these four tribes adultery is clearly differentiated from what is called by the Tallensi ‘marrying another man’s wife*, i.e. when a man receives a married woman in his house as his wife, even if it is only for one night. The woman has by this act abandoned her first husband and taken a new husband. The customs and beliefs pertaining to adultery do not apply. "A woman, who.... commits adultery without wishing to leave her husband, often runs off to marry the adulterer in order to avert the consequences of her lapse.,,(3)


This is discussed below, in the section ‘Life Cycle’, p.81.