Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Tribe of Ghosts:
Raising Biracial & Multicultural Children
The Kabanaga Protectorate Centre in Kabanga, in north-west Tanzania, caters to the nation's albinos, who are known as the 'tribe of ghosts', 'zeros' or 'the invisibles'. They have suffered appalling treatment at the hands of their own neighbors and are murdered for their body parts, which are believed to bring good fortune and cure all manner of ills. AP photojournalist Jacquelyn Martin, from Washington in the U.S, visited the centre to chronicle those who are treated with fear and contempt for a simple genetic fluke.
Most were driven from their communities as outcasts or fled in fear for lives.
In parts of Africa, albinos are butchered for their body parts for potions. There is a belief they are the product of witchcraft or affairs with white men.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2385298/Tribe-Ghosts-Jacquelyn-Martins-pictures-albinos-Tanzania.html#ixzz2bIykOHUa
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 11:29