If you’re going to meet god, take a gift – Achipawa V

Ofir bought a billy goat and rode in the back of a pickup toward the Achipawa, searching for the first Achipawa Christian, Timothy, who lived on the edge of Achipawa territory and who would speak English. Ofir was in the remote north of Nigeria. Several days on, he and Timothy began to climb the volcano on which the Achipawa live. The two boys pictured were working seven years in the fields of their future father-in-laws, strangely echoing Jacob in Genesis. The Achipawa are animists.

Achipawa boys - Ofir DroriAn Achipawa Village - Ofir Drori

“They are guarding their god” – Achipawa IV

Brother Bulus Demena tried to build a church in the territory of the Achipawa and was driven out. He told Ofir, “They are guarding their chief called god. No one enters. He is their god…They will not let you in. Don’t go there.” Still, as is the custom in Nigeria, Brother Bulus welcomed Ofir to his house and surrounded him with enough pots of food to feed a family of five. On the wall behind Ofir is a Year 2000 Doomsday poster, which delineates those going to heaven and those not. People drinking in bars, playing soccer, and practicing karate are not going up.

Burkinabe Bather as Ghost Man

The man on the right, covered in soap, is washing where the water is.

Egypt 2010 – That sugar in your coffee…

…comes from a sugar mill like this one on the Nile.

Egypt 2010 – Fashion meets Religion in Downtown Cairo

 

Egypt 2010 – Faces of Capitalism: KFC at Giza

“Thank you for your comments.”

Egypt 2010 – Pizza Hut at the pyramids

Progress or tragedy?