Walk to Freedom

Walk to Freedom

Mohammed Altoum

Photographic print on photo paper, 42 x 59.4 cm

Ksh 25,000
Edition 1/5

Iron

Iron

Rehema Baya

Photographic print on photo paper, 42 x 59.4 cm

Ksh 25,000

Edition 3/5

Oil

Oil

Rehema Baya

Photographic print on photo paper, 42 x 59.4 cm

Ksh 20,000

Salt

Salt

Rehema Baya

Photographic print on photo paper, 42 x 59.4 cm

Ksh 20,000

Edition 1/5

Ca$h Cow

Ca$h Cow

Marc Ellison

Christian Mugarura

Digital print on paper, 21 x 29.7cm each

Ksh 75,000 for the installation

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So common are the practices of abduction, rape and forced marriage of girls in northern Tanzania that a single word is used to encapsulate them all: kupura. It is a word used by people from the Sukuma tribe to describe the snatching of girls in broad daylight as they walk to school; a three-syllabled euphemism that downplays their long-term physical and sexual abuse.

And yet here in the region of Shinyanga, the practice of kupura is validated by the oft-recited motto of Sukuma men: alcohol, meat and vagina.

“This slogan is in their blood and a way of life,” says Revocatus Itendelebanya. “These are the three things they feel entitled to as men.”