Life in Black

Blablabla. I want a room, somewhere in the world, to put all my books and my pictures. A room with a mattress on the floor and bookshelves. Even if I am never there.

19 July 2011: Amina Usman, 18 years old, in Zamzam IDP camp, North Darfur. Amina sells charcoal everyday in El Fasher. [Click on the picture to enlarge it].



  1. I have always been surprised by the resilience of the Darfurians! The American Psychologists Association has this to say about resilience:
    “Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences.”
    Thanks to UNAMID that such a young woman can do her work despite the insecurity stress.

  2. Comme je comprends… un espace à toi, quelque part… même si tu bouges tout le temps… j’ai pas une chambre entière à t’offrir, mais si tu veux un bout de mon étagère, welcome 😉 bises de Suisse
    PS. cette photo m’a touchée, le regard de cette jeune femme est en même temps farouche, fatigué, triste et déterminé… de quoi cogiter…

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