27 Mar '12, 7pm

The Struggle for Survival in Nigeria's Floating Slum

The Struggle for Survival in Nigeria's Floating Slum

Both sexes must struggle to survive in the floating slum. At first glance, it is hard to see anything magical in the Makoko of today. The slum squats above a reclaimed lagoon filled with debris and human waste. The stench alone is enough to scare off most visitors. However, there is more to this aquatic shanty town than meets the eye. The people of Makoko (the population is estimated at 15,000, but may be as much as 100,000) are drawn to this place from all over West Africa, creating a vibrant and evolving community. There are many problems here, but there is also a strong sense of hope.

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