Soundings

Foreign wives

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.981 (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:981
  1. Judith Hollis-Triantafillou

    It's International Women's Day and tonight the tavernas of Athens will resound to the celebrations of the second sex; some of the groups will be foreign women who, as the evening livens up, will be dancing the tsifteteli on the table with a lack of inhibition worthy of the best of their Greek sisters. Many of them came to this country originally on holiday or to work, liked the way of life, married Greeks and stayed on; others married abroad and came here with no prior knowledge of what was in store for them, but, whatever their status, the vast majority suffer some form of culture shock which …

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