Photo 18 – UBB-HAA-525

Men drinking beer (Fur: “kira”) during a break in communal house building. Beer is a product that the wife makes for her husbands from millets taken from his granary. It is shameful to sell millet beer. In daily context, men and women generally consume it separately. Otherwise it is used as a major way of mobilizing neighbours for individual undertakings like house building and weeding.

Umu village, Jebel Marra, Western Darfur.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1969

Photo 18 - UBB-HAA-00525

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