Photographer's Note

Market Scene Series - Episode 01

While a social debate is going on around the western world concerning the use of the niqab, the hijab or the burka in public space, in the narrow streets of Stone Town, it's rather the norm.

Considering the unbearable hot weather and humidity of Zanzibar, it's difficult to imagine how these women can cope with additional layers from head to toe.

On the practical side, if they have a bad hair day, no one will notice.

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Additional Photos by Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1391 W: 152 N: 6235] (31566)
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