Sunday, June 19, 2011
Father's Day in Africa?
Simou (right) is the father of five. A fisherman, his work is hard in the depleted waters of his little country. He was helping his daughter and son-in-law build a house next door last time I was with him. Good-hearted guy in a tough world.
Another dad (left) and grand-kids on the steps in front of his simple home. He's a fisherman too. He helped his son buy a home there in the little village by the ocean. His son is also a fisherman.
“A mother is gold, a father is a mirror.” – Nigerian proverb.
The oldest grandson (center, right) is doing well in school and fishes with his father. Bright kid; difficult future in the subsistence economy.
Father's Day isn't celebrated everywhere in Africa, but like families everywhere, Dad is a key to who the children will be. Happy Father's Day, fellows. God bless you and your families. Good men, all.