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Friday, April 13, 2012

Village life

We were actually visiting two villages. One, the Chiawa Cultural Village, is part of an effort to demonstrate and preserve aspects of traditional Goba village life. There's a museum, a curio shop where most of the proceeds go back to the artisans, performances of traditional dances and games and rituals.

First, though, we visited the village down the road, a village where people actually live now. Children started to follow us around, at first a few, then a few more, then dozens. They grabbed our hands while we walked, and begged to have their pictures taken so they could admire their digital faces.

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