We are all Africa.
afrikanattire:

Malagasy woman, Madagascar.

afrikanattire:

Malagasy woman, Madagascar.

The spread of environmentalism may reveal radically different notions about the “rights” and value of plants and animals versus humans. In Madagascar, many intellectuals and officials complain that foreigners seem more concerned about lemurs and other endangered species than about the people of Madagascar (the Malagasy). As a geographer remarked to me, “The next time you come to Madagascar, there’ll be no more Malagasy. All the people will have starved to death, and a lemur will have to meet you at the airport.” Most Malagasy perceive human poverty as a more pressing problem than animal and plant survival.

Conrad Phillip Kottak, Window on Humanity

It’s a tough balance

(via pyroclasticandrea)

Sadly, both the Malagasy people and their wildlife can be taken care of but African animals always take precedence over our people which is sad because both the land and animals belong to us but the world keeps forgetting that.

(via iluvsouthernafrica)
iluvsouthernafrica:

exiledpoetssociety:

Students at National Parliament Building. Gaborone, Botswana
Volz, Stephen

Wonder what year this was.

iluvsouthernafrica:

exiledpoetssociety:

Students at National Parliament Building. Gaborone, Botswana

Volz, Stephen

Wonder what year this was.

indegoafrica:

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indegoafrica:

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dynamicafrica:

Paintings by Ugandan artist Ssali Yusuf that celebrate and pay homage to the women he grew up surrounded by, and that raised him.

October: Highlighting African Art & African Artists

ruralcity:

Thonga girl with the Ntshomana Drum. Circa 1920

ruralcity:

Thonga girl with the Ntshomana Drum. Circa 1920