Photo series of an African tribe, where the scars on the face served as identification
Photo series of an African tribe, where the scars on the face served as identification
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But these people are the last generation to go through this. The modern government has a negative attitude towards scarification.

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Mrs. Cenu: “This will not be on the faces of my children. It will remain only on mine."

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Mr. Kanobe: “My parents did it so that I would not get lost in life. Scars are landmarks in my life."

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Mr. Laval: “I'm nobody in the city. In the village I am the king - people bow to me when they see my face. And I'm proud of it!"

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Mr. Salbre: “I don’t want my children to do the same. We are the last generation"

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Mr. Pousnuaga: “Scars were like IDs in our family. Each tribe had its own ID"

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Mr. Pousnuaga: “Scars were like IDs in our family. Each tribe had its own ID"

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Mrs. K. Benin "People gathered in groups to get scars, and I just went with my friends …"

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Mr. Boudou: “With facial scars like this, it's not easy to deal with women. I seem to push them away"

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Mr. Guemi: “To understand who I am and where I came from, it was enough to look at my face. For this, this (scarification) was done - to understand who is standing in front of you. But now it's over. Now these are just scars."

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