Kara, Southern Ethiopia

I began fieldwork in Kara (South Omo Zone, Ethiopia) in 2003. Much has happened since; especially one thing: the Omo River has been dammed, and its natural flooding thus stopped. This has made life excruciatingly difficult for the Kara, but with cleverness and resilience, they endure.

I have not been able to visit since 2018, but hope to go again soon. I am happy to be consulted about all things Kara, but my priorities are always, first and foremost, to safeguard my friends and family on the banks of the Omo River.

Below, left and right, find various products of my fieldwork, including images, audio, fragments, and ruminations.

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