Monday, May 18, 2009

Hokey "Kpokpoi"

Hokey was about 6 years old.  A very responsible and hard working child, she helped her aunt with the school market, and fetched water, sometimes fetched wood for the kitchen fire, and generally was expected to do other chores.  She never complained. It was her guardian, Mama Hokey, who gave her the nickname of "Kpokpoi" due to her prominent chin. My neighbors thought that because of this she looked like me and also called her my little sister. Here she is pictured in white dress during what was an early Bundu initiation ceremony. She is pictured here nearby her house at #55 Dama Rd. Taken in 1970.

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