Women of Benin West Africa. As seen by Netiva Caftori 2004. First impressions. Colorful bombas and boubous, all traditional dress. Babies on back. A load on the head. Beautiful balanced walk. Feeling mostly good about their looks. Cooking and selling along the route.
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Women of BeninWest Africa
As seen by
My own story:
Life expectancy = 50
Bend back to do laundry or clean
No garbage cans
Red earth stone or cement brick houses
Life happens mostly in interior court yards
No running toilets most times
No paved roads: Hens, goats, and pigs run free
Cooking on a small charcoal stove
Mostly no refrigeration, no electricity
Zem, taxi or foot transportation
Most women are selling and buying in markets
Hair dressers/ Manicurists
Lawyers or jurists
Most people still practice voodoo which is not just a religion but a culture and a way of life.
Old secrets though are dying with an aging population of wise men. Women are left out, though they do consult the féticheur.