Dieter Telemans

Bondo, Nyanza Province, KENYA

Funeral preparations in the Luo community. Dorcas Apamo's husband Jarred has died of AIDS, and the family are digging a grave at his rural birthplace. 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 (Joseph, on the right here). The consequence of the ritual is that AIDS has taken on epidemic proportions in the tribe.

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Dieter Telemans
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Bondo, Nyanza Province
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KENYA
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