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Songs Of The Wales

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For the Ekonda pygmies, the most important event in the life of a woman is the birth of her first child. The mother is called Wale (primiparous nursing mother). For several years after giving birth, she lives in semi-seclusion, separated from her husband, cared for by other female tribe members and covered daily in red powder made of Ngola wood. When the time comes to re-enter society, she puts on a show for the community, translating lessons learned during seclusion into songs and dances. These celebrations captured the attention of French photographer Patrick Willocq.

Product code: 9783868288308

ISBN 9783868288308
Dimensions H235xW161
Publisher Kehrer Verlag
No. of pages 276
Willocq's elaborately staged photographs show us a beautiful tribute to motherhood, fertility and femininity in the Democratic Republic of Congo.