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Two Women, Two Tribes and a Journey of a Lifetime (Part IX) – finale

Two Women, Two Tribes and a Journey of a Lifetime (Part IX) – finale

During the Soviet-backed Derg regime under the government of Mengistu Haile Mariam (1975-1991), the Mursi had been told to abandon their practise of lip-plate because it was seen as a symbol of backwardness. Apparently, threats were issued by a regional government official that whoever continued to stretch their lips would have their lower lips cut off entirely, served as a lesson to others.

Two Women, Two Tribes and a Journey of a Lifetime (Part VII)

Two Women, Two Tribes and a Journey of a Lifetime (Part VII)

“As soon as we wound down the car windows to have a better look at them, we were attacked by a swarm of flies which seemed to have originated from the Mursi. There was a sudden waft of strong body odour which hit the both of us from all direction without any warning.” Two women’s journey of a lifetime continues.

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