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The Long Fight: Mariella Furrer on Her 10-Year Project About Sexual Abuse in South Africa

November 14, 2013

By Dzana Tsomondo

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Classmates at the funeral of Sheldean Human in Pretoria, South Africa, in 2007. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

To say that Mariella Furrer spent the last decade on a mission is an understatement. The term “crusade” is probably more accurate. During that period, the Lebanon-born, Africa-raised photographer and social activist has dedicated herself to documenting child sexual abuse in South Africa with the zeal of a new convert. Her book, My Piece of Sky, is a powerful testament...

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