Monday, June 12, 2006

carceral urbanism: a life in Ethiopia's sewers...

From the BBC: "Blink and you will miss the underground children in Ethiopia's capital city.

They live in tunnels, sewers and drainage holes, hidden beneath Addis Ababa's teeming streets.

They move from one makeshift shelter to the next, chased away by police or the rivers of water and refuse that flow when the rains come.

Growing up amidst the traffic, they learn to hustle at a young age seeking change or selling small items to drivers at traffic lights."


Blogger Margherita Antinori said...

It reminds me of Romania. I saw a documentary some years ago in Italy about the unwanted children of Romania (during the Ceausescu's era)same appalling conditions of life.

3:46 AM  
Blogger Bryan Finoki said...


hmmm, i remember something vaguely about that.

if you happen to recall the name post it here so i can check it out.


8:40 PM  

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