Saturday, 27 December 2014

Scavenging from a ghost !

On, albinism is defined as a rare group of genetic disorders that cause the skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no color. 
In parts of Africa giving birth to a child with little or no skin colour is as good as a death sentence for the little one: for here 'Albinos are called Ghosts'.

People look on them with a mix of abhorance and dread. They are considered bad luck to the community yet ironically body parts of an albino are considered 'magical'. So they are hunted down and hacked up for these magical properties that parts of their body impart to brews and potions cooked up by the 'witch doctor'.

Came across this amazing documentary done by Al Jazeera on the perils the albinos in Tanzania face on a daily basis.
" If this be what the skies see, then let it weep, let it weep."

For the link click on : The Spell Of The Albino

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