NGORbroadcast 1: Almost Perfect is the first in a series of pamphlets I am making while in quarantine in Ngor, Dakar. Each issue contains two chapters from an unpublished, untitled novella about a fictional aid worker called Brian. The other pages are filled with new ideas, old memories, sketches, ephemera and whatever is to hand. Here’s page one of the novella.
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NOTE: In my novella, I exaggerate and ridicule certain aspects of NGO work, but that’s not to take away from the good that NGOs do. A lot of people rely on NGOs for security, food, education, work and healthcare.
The people in this photograph were fleeing fighting in Masisi, Democratic Republic of Congo in May, 2012 and they ended up in a camp in Nkamira, in northern Rwanda. I took many photographs in the camp and on the Congolese border when the fighting broke out, but this is the image that stayed with me. These refugees were helped by NGOs, including the UNHCR and the ICRC.