Charles Lane: Barabaig


On 19 September 2017 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship Chair, Dr Charles Lane, successfully launched his beautiful book Barabaig: LIFE, LOVE AND DEATH ON TANZANIA’S HANANG PLAINS. Copies of the book have been received joyfully by the Barabaig people. This wonderful book can be ordered at:

The Barabaig are a group of nomadic cattle herders located in north central Tanzania.
In the 1980’s Charles lived with the tribe for 2 years; the beginning of a life-long friendship.

The book and exhibition beautifully illustrate the Barabaig, showing their artistry
in many facets of their lives and it is a fascinating anthropological record and a visual
feast. This rich culture is now under threat, making this work an invaluable record.