Six women each live for a month with six different tribes all over the world. In this upcoming episode of Tribal Wives, Yvonne Power, a 36-year-old single working mother of three, goes to live with the Himba in Namibia.
The Himba are a semi-nomadic tribe of pastoralists who live on the harsh sun-baked plains of northern Namibia. The women are striking, covering their hair and bodies in red ochre. They are a polygamous tribe where men can have up to five wives and marriages are arranged for girls when they are young as 12 years old.
Yvonne is ground down by the daily routine of nine-to-five and coping with the demands of a family. As she struggles with the Himbas’ deep gender divides and arranged marriages, she begins to make discoveries about herself – especially when drought threatens to devastate the village.
If you miss it on Wednesday, you can catch it again on https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/