everydayafrica A man carries a pile of cloth at the end of the business day in Onitsha Market, Anambra State, Nigeria. 22nd Oct 3014.

The Igbos of Nigeria are famous for their love of wax prints, locally known as ankara. Although these cloths are not originally African, they have gradually woven themselves into every rite and ceremony in most African societies. Top quality brands like Vlisco, commonly called Hollandais are kept in families as heirlooms for many generations.
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014).
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everydayafrica Just about to board from a remote corner air strip called amborodia in west central Madagascar Photo by @guillaumebonn #amborodia #madagascar #island #travels #photography #indianocean #guillaumebonn #everydayeverywhere #dispatchesfromatraveler 1d

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everydayafrica The engine of the ferry is no longer working, so people push themselves between the two banks of the river with the help of long wooden sticks transporting cargo and people across , while a woman washes her clothes. Photo by @guillaumebonn #Bekopaka #madagascar #everydayeverywhere #island #river #ferry #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler 3d

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everydayafrica Denis Akagha, having his hair cut, was caring for his pregnant fiancé, who died of Ebola. He also caught it, but survived.
"I survived, you can too!
Get help early,
Drink plenty of ORS,
Believe you will survive!"- Dennis Akagha. Photo by andrew esiebo @andrewesiebo for WHO #who #ebola #andrewesiebo #dennis #akagha #lagos #nigeria
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everydayafrica Northern west coast of Madagascar, no roads come here and very few people live here making it a very special place Photo @guillaumebonn #anjajavy #madagascar #island #beach #everydayeverywhere 3d

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everydayafrica A beautiful bride on her wedding day at the National Park in Bamako, Mali. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #mali #bamako #wedding #brideandgroom #love @everydayeverywhere #marriage 3d

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everydayafrica A #sundayshoutout to our friends at @everydayblackamerica, a vitally important and impressive project, "A Record of the Darker Races" in the USA...
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Meet Micheal L. Jackson b.1949 in Zanesville, Ohio. "My family history comes from Lancashire, England, my ancestors came over as indentured servants, they where already mixed. After moving on from their original settlement because of the way they were being treated, they moved down to a place called Philippi, West Virginia, there was a mountain down there called Chestnut Ridge. They found a place where they thought white or black people would never bother them. They discovered that a group of Indians were living there, who avoided the Trail of Tears, and they hid in those mountains, and eventually the two groups mixed. If you talk to any of those people today they consider themselves Indians (Native American). Growing up I had blonde hair and blue eyes, and needless to say I had some difficulties. It’s funny when you’re called the “N” word and you’re called cracker too, or half bread and those things never bothered me. What bothered me was my brother and sister being picked on. They called me sensitive when I was growing up, cause I have temper but you’ll never see it I keep it inside. I learned that I don’t have to be that way. I don’t have to let what you think or say bother me, because my goal in life is to be happy, and once I understood what was keeping me from being happy, I learned to accept the things I can’t change." | Aaron Turner @ilikevans1 for @everydayblackamerica | #ohio #seo #identity #portrait #storyportrait #Appalachia #melungeon #history #blackhistory #bw #blackandwhite #past #present #portraits #genealogy #family #blackportrait #everydayeverywhere #everydayblackamerica
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everydayafrica A female apprentice sprays a car in Tarkwa, Ghana.
What men can do, women can do better.

Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy
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everydayafrica Men taking a break in the village of Kalomba as they head home to a neighboring village. They often use their bikes to transport goods to markets. Kasai Occidental, Democratic Republic of Congo. July 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #asenbrennerova #everydayeverywhere 5d

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everydayafrica A woman is resting by the Manambiolo river near Bekopaka village. Photo by @guillaumebonn #bekopaka #madagascar #island #dailylife #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler 5d

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everydayafrica This woman seems to be living on her own in a boat beached nearby Morondava town. Photo by @guillaumebonn #morondava #madagascar #dailylife #photography #island #indianocean #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler #everydayeverywhere 7d

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everydayafrica Africa is gradually taking over the responsibility of telling her own story. Too much of what the rest of the world thinks we are, is based on rhetoric from cultures that perpetuated slavery, colonialism and still actively exploit the continent's many resources.

Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #accra #africa #ghana #everydayeverywhere #kokrobite
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everydayafrica Mariama, 4, and her orange. Bundu, Gambia. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #thegambia #gambia #bundu #kololi #girl #orange #love #iphoneonly #nofilter #thesmilingcoast 1w

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everydayafrica As the sun goes down people return home. Here, a boy carries produce from a field in Kalomba Village, Kasai Occidental, Democratic Republic of Congo. July 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #asenbrennerova #everydayeverywhere 1w
  •   justmeister @whiznanifa @hej.andrea Who said this was poverty? 1w
  •   fat.mata Exactly @whiznanifa there are nicer places in Africa too. 1w
  •   hej.andrea @justmeister it's a young boy working hard. 1w
  •   justmeister @hej.andrea In some places, that isn't poverty, that's just a way of life. Is he supposed to be at a mall or watching TV? Not every life looks like the Global North, and not everyone who's working is impoverished. 1w
  •   andrewwilliamdale @cxioue Huge quantities of used t-shirts are shipped by the container load to Africa to be sold in local markets. It's a strange feeling to walk around seeing locals wearing one-off t-shirts commemorating American high school proms and spring break vacations, but it's nice that the clothing is getting a second life. 1w
  •   n_rab @justmeister @pdicampo totally agree, 1st world people see their lives as "normal" and something for everyone else to aspire to, totally disregarding other people's way of life and that success and happiness is different things to different people around the world 1w

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