everydayafrica Women are the crown of life. They make everything better.They light up the world. I am grateful for the women in my life.
The reason why the African Woman requires special attention is because the mountains she has to climb over are huge. In art and culture, she is presented as this prehistoric survival with scarifications and bare breasts, a glorified beast of burden or a breeding machine; with some load on her head, a baby tied to her back, and a train of children following her. In the news, she’s presented as a victim of rape or war, a wandering refugee and everything negative.
These prevalent images will do damage to anybody’s sense of self-worth.
What I try to do with my work, is to admire, celebrate and enjoy the African Woman without objectifying her. When the dominant imagery of the African woman changes, the world’s perception of her will change.

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). Model: @laurie_frempong
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everydayafrica Janine and her partner run the coffee shop in the District Six Museum.

The first time I visited, I was looking for a place to read. The problem with the coffee shop is that it is really hard to visit it without having an interesting conversation.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza
@thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #shootingcapetown #district6 #capetown #southafrica #koeksisters
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everydayafrica Boys watch a football match outside of a stadium in Bamako, Mali in March 2015. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #bamako #mali #soccer #football #iphoneonly #latergram 1d

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everydayafrica Two men haul timber to eventually be sold on the outskirts of Kerouane, Guinea, with the Simandou mountains in the background. Photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #guinea #timber #logging #labor #ricci_s #fujixt1 1d

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everydayafrica Bricks made out of mud is a thriving business in Antananarivo, they are kept on the side of the road to dry them faster but also for access for potential buyers. Photo @guillaumebonn #antananarivo #madagascar #island #dailylife #indianocean #latergram #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler 2d

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everydayafrica Walking through the beautiful village of Anjajavy and meeting some of its residents, on the western coast of Madagascar. Photo by @guillaumebonn #anjajavy #madagascar #island #indianocean #guillaumebonn #latergram #dispatchesfromatraveler 3d

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everydayafrica The Milo River crossing outside of Kerouane, in southeastern Guinea. Passage costs 30.000 Guinean francs (4 USD) for a car, which drives into the small floating structure in left of photo. Men then use pulleys to move the structure across the river. Moto drivers and their passengers pay 5.000 (.70 USD) Guinean francs to cross. photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #guinea #transportation #bridge #river #ricci_s #iphone6 4d

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Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica To the thousands of African migrants
Who have died running from war
May your souls rest in peace.

To the countless African dreamers
Who had sought to outrun hunger
May your souls rest in peace.

To you, dead brothers and sisters
Who drowned trying to reach Europe
Rest in perfect peace.

Rivers of your blood flow
From the armpits of the coast
Through the dunes of the Sahel
And splash the nostrils of The West.

What tree sheds these
Many leaves in Harmattan?
Why have so many royal children died
Trying to reach those dump hills?

Africa look! Look at your kings!
They stand aloof like fools
They rub their dirty hands
On their bloated stomachs
And belch on the sweat
And blood of our people.

Africa! Rise again!
May your next pyramids
Touch the highest heavens.

Africa, may your shame end
And may your new day dawn.

Photo and Poem by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). Model: Laurie Frempong
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everydayafrica Senegalese military on a midday run in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #everydayeverywhere #fitness #military 5d

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everydayafrica Its winter in Cape Town. When its cold we hibernate, but this older couple made it out.

I've started to find older people more and more interesting. Older couples even more so.
Being young we often put time limits on things, achievements, adventures... But life doesn't work like that.
Yes it's true that time waits for no man, but it's also true that it doesn't stop when a certain age is reached.

Photograph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #sanjulian #waterkant #capetown #southafrica
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everydayafrica Everything in Hell Ville feels and looks like a movie set. The town on the island of Nosy Be was founded in 1841 and it feels as if the town is somehow frozen in the 1970's. photo by @guillaumebonn #madagascar #nosybe #guillaumebonn #indianocean #island #latergram #dispatchesfromatraveler 7d

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everydayafrica A boy runs under a mango tree as a storm brews in the background in Kounkan, Guinea. Schools and other daily life routines such as football games have restarted here after being halted due to Ebola, but some families who were hit hard by the virus are struggling to make enough to support family members they have taken in because of Ebola. One couple here had taken in five nieces and nephews, after the wife lost both her brothers, their wives, and three of the brothers' children to Ebola. One farmer passed away, leaving his three wives and 15 children struggling to earn enough for food and shelter. An 84 year old woman was looking after 4 grandchildren after their father (her only son), and his wife died. The families were supporting their loved ones, but it often meant some of the children were no longer in school. Photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #everydayafrica #guinea #everydayeverywhere #ebola #survivors #children #fujixt1 #ricci_s 1w

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everydayafrica Fatou Camara sweeps outside her home in Famorodou, Guinea. The mountains and area in this region of southeastern Guinea contain diamonds and iron ore deposits. Photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #guinea #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #mining #diamonds #iron #ricci_s 1w

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everydayafrica My red scooter works its way into a fashion shoot on the streets of Kokrobite.
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015).
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everydayafrica Young boys playing the trumpets and trombones outside the post office in Cape Town :

Video by Sam Vox @sam.vox :

Guess the song :

#samvox #streetmusic #music #capetown #streets #video #southafrica #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #talent
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everydayafrica A woman polishes a machete. In many Kivu villages, this cutting tool is often used in agriculture or for housework. Unfortunately, some use it as a weapon

Photo by @leyuwera1 #leyuwera
#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #africa #woman #dailylife #Mungote #Northkivu #Drcongo
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  •   jaels_jewels I'm don't own any power tools. I keep a machete for yard work. It's a multipurpose tool that many people around the world can relate to. 1w

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everydayafrica Men pull in the morning's catch in Banjul, Gambia. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #banjul #gambia #beach #fishing #teamwork #everydayeverywhere 2w

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everydayafrica A woman cooks Banku for sale in Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana.

Cooking this much Banku is more work than you can imagine. If a Banku seller ever slaps you, you will think your face collided with a bullet train. Driving that piece of stick through that thick mass of dough will develop your biceps and triceps to Olympic standards.

#Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014).
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everydayafrica Friday, 5pm traffic on the N2, as people leave the city and head home for the weekend :

Photo by Sam Vox. @sam.vox :

#capetown #traffic #city #life #samvox #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #sunset #southafrica #goldenhour #photooftheday
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