Dieter Telemans

Bondo, Nyanza Province, KENYA

Funeral preparations in the Luo community. Dorcas Apamo's husband Jarred has died of AIDS, and the man wearing the cap has been selected to cleanse' her. According to ancient Luo customs, a widow is obliged to have sex with a specialised cleanser' to be purified. She is then inherited as a wife by her brother in law. The consequence of the ritual is that AIDS has taken on epidemic proportions in the tribe.

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Dieter Telemans
Bondo, Nyanza Province
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