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[Aerial photograph of Adelabu Market in Ibadan, Nigeria]
Under the Umbrella
Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin
On a very hot day, I went to the Adelabu Market in Ibadan, Nigeria, to meet Sarah. Several phone calls later, we found each other. She brought me inside a nearly abandoned plaza. “Less noisy,” she said. We climbed up to the highest floor. During the interview, she told me her livelihood as a market woman funded her children’s education. Rain or shine, she is at the market every day, under her umbrella. When we finished the interview, I looked down. What a view! As I snapped a photo, I wondered: “What are the stories of the other people under the umbrellas?”
Location of photograph:
Ibadan, Nigeria
Affiliation:
Faculty, Gender Studies; Geography and Planning
Submission Year:
2019-20