By the village where I was born I walked on a field, barefooted. In the middle of the field I kneeled down. Repeatedly, I took dirt from the ground and ate.
„A legacy of those colonial days which continues is the custom of eating dirt. Lack of iron produces anemia, and instinct leads…children to eat dirt to gain the mineral salts which are absent from their diet… . In former times this [so called] „African vice“ was punished by putting muzzles on the children or by hanging them in willow baskets far above the ground.
—Eduardo Galeano: Open Veins of Latin America
Photography, video: Susanne Beck