Photos from the field

The first gallery presents some examples of the damage wrought by Boko Haram during the 2014 incursion and occupation.  These photos were taken at some risk by members of the community in the hopes of drawing attention to their own difficult situation and that of their neighbors in the Mandara mountains.  While the military has managed to drive Boko Haram away from Madagali for the time being, the threat of a Boko Haram return weighs heavily on the community:

This gallery highlights some moments from building the corpus during the documentation project:

The next gallery highlights some of the architectural features of the Tliɗi’s palace before the UNESCO Site was vandalized by the insurgents:

 

 

 

 


 

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View of the chief’s palace and environs

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The future chief dances with the Dur clan during Yawal

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Wildfires crawling across the landscape

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Baobab tree

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Familiar sight at both wedding and funeral

T. coaxes the bull down for the slaughter

T. coaxes the bull down for the slaughter

 

Living in the landscape

Living in the landscape

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Warding off ill winds

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“We are guinea corn farmers” ~ J. Wade

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Harmattan! The hills in the background now completely obscured

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Local version of field hockey with a pitch a quarter mile wide

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The festival of the slaughtering of the bulls, hən dlə

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Firing the pots

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Dressed for the funeral

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Stone for the new bull pen

 

 

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