Toxic mud swamps fortunes of Niger Delta women years after oil spill
Ogoniland women produce most of the family’s food but the twin pressures of land grabs and pollution are making it impossible for them to survive
Two women pick a slimy path through a creek, prized by generations of their female forbears for its mangroves, which once provided an abundance of food.
The elder in orange, the younger in blue, they fail to find a single periwinkle snail, a single fish or a usable piece of kindling between them. Their feet struggle to take purchase on the mud, more slippery than it used to be.Continue reading...