Journey Through Makoko

July 28, 2010
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Hey guys
So finally finished one of the projects I'd been working feverishly on the last couple of weeks...the "Journey Through Makoko" photobook.  
For those who aren't familiar with Makoko, it's a slum neighbourhood in Lagos, Nigeria. It was built back in the 18th century as a fishing village and is constructed on stilts above the Lagos Lagoon. The main mode of transport is the canoe that even young children seem to handle with great skill. You can read more about my experience on my very first blog post.
I wanted to "give back" to this community who had set me on my personal photographic journey, which is how the idea for "Journey Through Makoko" was born. For me, this book is a little window into Makoko, although there is so much more of the community to see. All the profits from the book will be going towards buying educational materials for the children of Makoko.
You can view the book online at Blurb as well as below and I have also included a few pictures of the actual book below. If you are interested, do place an order (either through me or directly via the Blurb website) and whatever you do, please do spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. The children of Makoko thank you. 🙂
Take care
Wani
P.S: As an added incentive, Blurb is offering a 20% discount on all books if you order the books before Saturday, 31st July.
Simply type in the appropriate promo code at checkout, and you’re set.

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15 comments on “Journey Through Makoko”

  1. WOW !!!!!!!!!!
    Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I'm soooooo proud of you......My internet isn't working as usual but i'll buy a book 🙂

  3. oh wow – thanks so much for stopping by my blog Shannon – twas the highlight of my day. Have a fab weekend 🙂

  4. Hello Wani, just passing this on from a friend who's not on FB (copied straight from my email inbox):
    'Great book with some great shots. The front cover is a great choice as it had me captivated straight away.

    I'll pass it on, tell your friend that she's got a really good eye'.

    Have a good weekend yourself x

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