One of the images I most loved snapping while in Africa was a baby snuggled tightly on its mothers back. Babies are traditionally carried this way and you rarely see a fussy baby. So very cute and adorable so I just had to sketch this today. I took these photos on our visit to Gulu and was just mesmerised by this beautiful African woman shielding herself and her baby from the heat of the African sun. She politely stopped and smiled for me as I inquired about taking her photo – A woman of dignity and grace.
African Proverb – ‘Tomorrow is pregnant and no-one knows what she will give birth to.’ – Andrew Uwaoma
The Acholi people from Northern Uganda (Gulu) are known to the outside world mainly due to the insurgency of the Lord’s Resistance Army’ led by Joseph Kony. The activities of the LRA have been devastating within Acholiland. The government of Uganda put in place a policy of forced displacement of the Acholi in the Gulu district into displacement camps. (wikipedia)