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Harusi ya Dogoli.
Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers , 2016. 138 p. 20 cm. Soft. ISBN 9789987082827.  In Swahili
Dogoli, a young man from a prominent clan engaged wife by her aunt. All procedures are followed by and a large wedding ceremony is being prepared. As in the customs and traditions of the coastal people, one very important thing has to happen during the wedding. In their customs and traditions, the groom should have sex with his fiancee while guests await eagerly and enthusiastically to the answer of that act. The time arrived and the couple is given room. After a long struggle Dogoli fails to fulfill the marriage act; the gossip spreads everywhere on Dogoli's failure. A very mysterious act happens forcing the village to send two members to go abroad for traditional healers to identify the cause of the mystery. The author, through this novel is determined to preserve the traditions and customs of the people of the North Coast of Tanzania for the benefits of the present and future generations.

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