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DINKA: THE GREAT CATTLE HERDERS OF THE AFRICAN SUDAN by Angela Fisher,  Carol Beckwith and Francis Deng.
Living in harmony with  their cattle, the Dinka have survived years of war only to find their  culture on the brink of vanishing forever. Where the White Nile River  reaches Dinka country, it spills over 11,000 square miles of flood plain  to form the Sudd, the largest swamp in the world. In the dry season, it  provides abundant pasture for cattle, and this is where the Dinka set  up their camps. The men dust their bodies and faces with gray  ash—protection against flies and lethal malarial mosquitoes, but also  considered a mark of beauty. Covered with this ash and up to 7’ 6” tall,  the Dinka were referred to as “gentle” or “ghostly” giants by the early  explorers. The Dinka call themselves “jieng” and “mony-jang,” which  means “men of men.”
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07.01.11

DINKA: THE GREAT CATTLE HERDERS OF THE AFRICAN SUDAN by Angela Fisher, Carol Beckwith and Francis Deng.

Living in harmony with their cattle, the Dinka have survived years of war only to find their culture on the brink of vanishing forever. Where the White Nile River reaches Dinka country, it spills over 11,000 square miles of flood plain to form the Sudd, the largest swamp in the world. In the dry season, it provides abundant pasture for cattle, and this is where the Dinka set up their camps. The men dust their bodies and faces with gray ash—protection against flies and lethal malarial mosquitoes, but also considered a mark of beauty. Covered with this ash and up to 7’ 6” tall, the Dinka were referred to as “gentle” or “ghostly” giants by the early explorers. The Dinka call themselves “jieng” and “mony-jang,” which means “men of men.”

(via goodreads)


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