Last time I went and visited my friend Mina, we had lunch with her sister-in-law Fat (short for Fatimatou). Fat has a baby who is just two months older than Micah. Some how we got on the subject of photographs and she was saying how she doesn’t have a camera, but wishes that she could have pictures of her children as souvenirs for them when they are older. I told her that the next time I came over I would bring my camera and we could take pictures.
Mina has since moved to France to be with her husband, but I went to visit and wish them all a Happy New Year on New Year’s Day. I told Fat that I’d brought my camera. She then told me that she was going to go back to her house and change her clothes and find some clothes for Ahmed as well. She came back wearing one of her best outfits and an indigo headscarf, and also brought back a couple of other wraps explaining that they were for me to put on to take pictures in as well. Here are a few shots from the day…
Fat and Ahmed
Two of Fat’s kids
Us with some of the kids and Mina’s mom Zoua
Me and Fat