Journal of Migration, Culture and Society 2022-11-17T10:21:14+00:00 Open Journal Systems <p>Part of Royallite Global,<strong> Journal of Migration, Culture and Society</strong> is a leading interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research works across the breadths of Migration, Culture, Gender, State and Societies. The journal has a mission to make research and knowledge accessible to all; authors, therefore, benefit from high visibility and readership for their work. The journal's broad aims and scope allow researchers to explore interconnected subject areas. Each article on this particular issue has been evaluated on its own scholarly merit and research integrity, and our expert academic editors take an objective and constructive approach to peer review. </p> Must we complete the runs round the field? Sports related conceptual metaphors in Odongo Swagg’s song Linda nya Mbita 2022-11-17T10:21:14+00:00 Cellyne Anudo Jack Ogembo Benard Kodak <p>This paper explores the sports related metaphors in Odongo Swagg’s popular song <em>Linda Nya Mbita. </em>Metaphors are all-pervasive and this is evidenced by the numerous cases of polysemy and idiomaticity in the lexicon; they have systematic mappings between two conceptual domains that is the source (also called concrete) onto the target domain (also referred to as the abstract); metaphors primarily occur in thought and they are grounded in similarity of varied kinds. The objective of this study was to examine the portrayal of sex as a sporting encounter among the Luo community in Kenya. Conceptual Metaphor Theory as espoused by Kövecses (2002) was used to critically examine the mechanisms of sexual activities. The artist exploits poetic licence in which sexual obscenities are tolerated in music where sexual taboos are lifted. Sports metaphors in the song under study borrow from the popular games of soccer and athletics, both of which require great physical and mental preparedness and the ability to endure the rigors of the sports. The correlation between sex and sports is seen in how explicit sexual manouvres are compared with the dexterity of an ace soccer player who runs rings round the opponents in the field. It is also seen in the the stamina of a great athlete who can complete up to&nbsp; eight laps round the field without getting tired.</p> 2022-11-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Migration, Culture and Society Examining widowhood inheritance: A comparative analysis among Talensi and Nabdam, Ghana 2022-02-22T09:24:00+00:00 Maxwell Tengolzor Ba - an Samuel Kwabla Segbefia Mary Dogbe <p>This study sought to examine widowhood in Talensi and Nabdam and inheritance practises in the Upper East. In both areas, widows want their grandkids to inherit their estates so they can marry anyone they want. Both ethnic groups imprison widows, limiting their mobility and freedom. The number of days for both varies per district. Unlike in Nabdam, widowhood traditions continue eight days in Talensi. Unlike the Talensi widow, the Nabdam widow carries the calabash for numerous reasons. They put a calabash on her and sacrifice a bird. A floured calabash is placed on her. They’re also prepared to bury her late husband. The Talensi widow would sit on the sheep with her eldest son and daughter as the older butchered it. The Nabdams would strangle a goat and use only a patch of the skin to cover the corpse (kumo-suuoluko). The study also found inter-ethnic inequalities. Notably, widowhood rites and inheritance are harmful to widows’ health and violate their rights. Respondents criticised formal education, Christianity, government institutions, and NGOs of attempting to label their culture and lifestyle as “harmful to women.” These norms were imposed by elder women in both ethnic groups. The study suggests that conventional authorities focus on women and widows as victims who need economic growth.</p> 2022-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Migration, Culture and Society