EDNA MANGA

Ednah is a young woman living with albinism. Albinism is a genetic condition in which the lack of melamine affects the skin (that is extremely sensitive to the sunlight to the point of getting severely burnt) and the eyes (the lack of melamine prevents the optic nerve from fully developing). Being albino in Africa means stigma, exclusion, fear of being kidnapped and sold for witchcraft. Ednah lost her parents when she was a child and had to look for work, instead of going to journalism school, as she dreamed of. For Ednah DOCUSOUND is the opportunity of a lifetime to buy back her education and tell the world the stories of other albinos like her trying to raise awareness about a burning issue.

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