Untold Stories

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“I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward”. The famous quote belongs to David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer who “discovered” Central Africa. He said this when one of his expeditions was about to fail because dead bodies thrown in the river by the slavetraders constantly got stuck in the paddle of his steam boat. Dr. Livingstone was completely shocked by cruelty of the slave traders when he arrived Malawi in 1859. Walking along Livingstonia Beach you start wondering; what impact has 154 years of white influence had in this country. Malawi, or British Central Africa, was invaded by presbyterian missionaries. Shortly after Livingstones arrival. The north-eastern shore of Lake Malawi was subject to the first white do-gooders. A group of people who have tried to change Malawi to the better ever since.

The problem is that Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in Africa, and…

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About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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2 Responses to

  1. dearrosie says:

    A few years ago I saw a documentary on the over fishing of Lake Malawi… All the fish that the fishermen caught was dried to make fish fertilizer for us in the western world, which resulted in the local population going hungry.

  2. joshi daniel says:

    that looks great 🙂

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