Coloured Girls

Author(s): Farhia Abukar

Type: Photograph

Department: LSE Faith Centre

Exhibit no: 11

Farhia Abukar
Girls and boys playing football together, Somalia.

In conservative war-torn Mogadishu Somalia, women were denied basic freedoms and expressions in the few years the city was under al-Shabaab control.

This photo captures a rare moment where girls and boys found a minute to play football together with a smile and without fear. Even during dark times, there are moments in colour.