I have ever been a fan of the nuclear family. As an African who grew up in the township in a household with extended family members, the concept sounds extremely lonely to me.
As we become increasingly more westernised households are made up of Mommy, Daddy and the babies and we don’t talk to our neighbours any more.
This reblogged article puts it so well.
In the absence of the village, we’re disadvantaged like never before. We may have more freedoms than our foremothers, but our burden remains disproportionately, oppressively heavy.