in the village is quarreling with someone else,
then the court convened beneath the tree
will not try to ascertain the truth, or where justice lies,
but will set itself the sole task of ending the conflict
and conciliating the warring sides.
Lambert Baj is a peacebuilding, community security and violence
reduction specialist whose work has brought him to the heart
and heartbreak of Africa where for far too many hunger is a
way of being, and “human life can depend on something
as fragile as shade,” and warlords foment tribal and racial
Very moving. I spent my childhood and young teen years in The
Sudan and am deeply saddened by its subsequent (post 1965) history.
I believe I am still seeing hope in some of these faces; it's
a wonderful country with wonderful people and I cherish the
memories: it is too bad that they are of a place that exists
now only in the memory.
Great photo essay.