Category:  Journalism Photography | Posted: April 30, 2018

90 year old lady from Uganda

Iteso Woman

by No Eye Has Seen

Mixed Media Photograph of the Month Contest Entry 
Iteso Tribe of Eastern Uganda The Iteso live in eastern Uganda in the districts of Soroti and Kumi. Some are in Palisa and Tororo districts. Marriage Previously, parents could arrange the marriage for their children even without their knowledge. However, the boy could directly consult the girl. If the girl consented, she would inform her mother and secretly move away to start staying with the boy. Whenever the girl?s clan noticed this development they would complain about the illegal manner in which their daughter was being used. Arrangements would then be made and a date would be fixed on which the delegation from the boy?s clan would come to the girl?s family for an introduction. Arrangements for the payment of bridewealth would be made. In other cases, the boys would approach the girl and tender his wish to marry her. He would then come with a delegation to the girl?s family for the introduction. The relationship would then be formalized by paying bridewealth. A traditional wedding would follow. Born 1928 + - During her lifetime: 4 coups Independence from Britain Civil war with the Lord?s Resist Army. HIV/AIDS epidemic Has only lived from Hand to Mouth Raised 18 children, 11 her own, 7 adopted. Could not count all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For more background on the Iteso tribe go to:

Post Type Photography Mixed Media None
Cropped and Converted to BW

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