Everything you need to understand or teach Snapshots of a Wedding by Bessie Head.
"Snapshots of a Wedding" is a succinct account of the wedding day of Kegoletile and Neo, a young man and woman who live in a small African village. It is also an account of the circumstances surrounding their wedding. The story begins with a description of the dawn of the wedding day and of the figures stirring who are to be a part of that day: "ululating" women, an ox who does not realize that he is to be slaughtered, and the four men who tend to him. For all of these signifiers that point to a traditional village wedding, the wedding that is to take place this day is anything but traditional, as is revealed by the comment of one of the villagers:
This is going to be a modern wedding." He meant that a lot of the traditional courtesies had been left out of the planning... View more of the Snapshots of a Wedding Summary