Friday, March 20, 2009

Funeral in Tokain

During our stay in the village a young man died of tuberculosis. All during the night the family line gathered together to mourn. The cemetery was located right next to our house, and in the morning, the men, with their bush knives, mowed the cemetery, in preparation of the burial. What surprised us, was how they dealt with this young death in a very matter of fact way, like they were used to family and friends dying young.

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