Pastoralist Dinka People and What Do They Believe in
Hey guys! After some time I’m back here again with loads of cool articles to read. I hope you are ready for another dose of great inspiration. So, what we have here today is an outcome of the adventurous life of two photographers: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher. The two artists have travelled throughout the enormous Africa, visited over 40 countries, explored up to 150 African cultures and scored over 270000 miles. There are countless books the couple has written and I will cover one of their latest collection called Dinka. The book covers an ethnic group that inhabits the Bahr el Ghazal region of the Nile basin.
“Dinka of Southern Sudan are one of the most outstanding groups of pastoralists on the African continent. Covered with ash and up to 7ft 6in tall, the Dinka were referred to as gentle giants by the early explorers. Living in perfect harmony with their cattle, they believe their animals are their essential link to God.”
The special quality this ethnic group contains is their dependance of oxen. However, it’s not a material reliance to the food, it’s believing that keeps these Nile people on the road and it’s really important. There are many actual examples of this topic in our civilization. For instance, faith is the only thing that brings all the christian people at christmas together to pray and spend time with each other. Nelson Mandela believed in equality for all citizens of South Africa whether white or black. Brian Tracy believes in success. Albert Einstein believed in theory of relativity. Lithuanian writer Kristijonas Donelaitis believed in education for poor people. And those things they were obsessed with, is the only attribute of which we remember them.
There comes a conclusion that we are what we believe. It is now obvious that we depend on our beliefs. It’s the main thing that pushes us everyday. A perfect motivation, by the way. So don’t abandon you confidence, because it is the only true you.
All the credits go to Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher