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Limerick: Once a Woman-Cleanser in Malawi

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Limerick: Once a Woman-Cleanser in Malawi

Limerick: Once a Woman-Cleanser in Malawi

     for Seodi White

Once (a) Widow-Cleanser* in Malawi
Insisted (on) being paid double fee
The dead man made certain
Left gift (on) this side (of) curtain
Now Cleanser on (the) dole with H.I.V.

•	The “Widow-Cleanser” is a Malawian professional
“intermediate husband” of widows imposed on women
who cannot – under the laws of Malawi -  own anything
legally, EVEN their bodies. The Woman-Cleanser sleeps 
with widows for a fee ($50/-) in order to prevent widows
and future husbands – from being polluted by the dead
husband.
This limerick dramatises facts divulged in a CNN interview with 
valorous women-rights lawyer: Seodi WHITE on March 17, 2013.

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2013

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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 5:47:00 AM
    Sad state of affairs (with emphasis on "sad state"). Excellent write and kudos for highlighting the plight of especially women, T Wignesan. Well done!!! / MARCH ON, SEODI.

    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan
    Date: 4/14/2013 2:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Merci beaucoup ! Ta very mooch ! Danke Schön ! Terima Kasih ! Mikka Nanri ! Xie-Xie Nin ! Evey good wish. Wignesan
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 7:38:00 PM
    T W, these are xool. Enjoyed stopping by to read your poem. Always* LINDA

    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan
    Date: 3/19/2013 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi ! Destroyer "A"! Never could guess this nautical appellation, unless you mean N° 1 Category? In any case, I'm glad you're not in shooting/canoning mood and have spared some kudos for me. Thanks ever so much. Be seeing you around whenever possible. Me, am still trying to find time: there's so little of it floating around. Every good wish. Wignesan