"offers of marriage"

In the Igbo culture, marriage occurs between a man and woman not long after puberty. A man can take multiple brides as long as he can pay their bride-price. A woman's primary duty in marriage is to give birth to a son. Therefore, fertility is extremely important to both women and men. Often, marriage is seen as a way of advancing in society, or result of a business relationship, and is not a result of traditional love.