This is Congo. Le poids des maux, le choc des photos.

To have roots & wings <> Avoir des racines & des ailes. Photo by Gbenro Sholanke

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To have roots & wings <> Avoir des racines & des ailes. Photo by Gbenro Sholanke

'Ich bin ein Congolese, the world is my land.' Rencontre furtive avec Jupiter ou le griot des temps modernes au Festival Esperanzah! le 3 août 2014.

humansofnewyork: She said she’d let me take her photo if I bought some peanuts from her. Afterward, I asked if she could remember the saddest moment of her life. She laughed, and said: “You’re going to need to buy some more peanuts.” (Kasangulu, 2014)

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humansofnewyork: She said she’d let me take her photo if I bought some peanuts from her. Afterward, I asked if she could remember the saddest moment of her life. She laughed, and said: “You’re going to need to buy some more peanuts.” (Kasangulu, 2014)

"Lye M. Yoka"

"Kinshasa est à la fois femme, fleuve, langage.
C’est que cette ville-femme a tout connu au long
de sa vie. Elle a appris surtout à se débrouiller
parce que ses différents soupirants, le colonisateur
belge ou le politicien congolais ne s’en sont servis
que comme fille de joie.”

Lye Mudaba Yoka in: Kinshasa signes de vie
Revue Noire n°21 - Juillet 1996

Golden Kinshasa by Patricia Willocq

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Golden Kinshasa by Patricia Willocq

toseethesummersky: Self-portrait. Kinshasa. 1975. Photo by Studio Less Lema Mpeve.

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toseethesummersky: Self-portrait. Kinshasa. 1975. Photo by Studio Less Lema Mpeve.

kongo-inc243: As long as you know where you came from and where you going

(via ma-mona)

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kongo-inc243: As long as you know where you came from and where you going

(via ma-mona)