‘Boat Trader’ presents a trader who is travelling with renewed stock from Mapila town to open waters and floating neighborhoods. The wood that he is carrying will be sold to fish processors and fishers who dry and smoke their fish on floating ‘zimbowera’ islands. He also carries with him maize flour, which he plans to sell to fishers and processors who live on these ‘zimbowera’ islands for several weeks at a time. He has already traveled two hours from the shore and his movement now is becoming easier in open water. He appears happy, perhaps because of this increasing ease of movement, but also because he is proud of his healthy looking stock ready for sale, something he was happy to explain to me ‘the white researcher with a camera

Taken on February 22, 2012 with a Casio EX-Z1000


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