Letters and photos

Martha Ahmed talks fondly of her daughter, who had married a man serving with the SPLA.  In 1993 Martha received a photo, hand-carried from the far south by a returning boy fighter – it showed her daughter with a young son.  Then in 1994 Martha was handed a phone message through the aid agencies, saying her daughter had been settled in the large refugee camp of Kakuma in Kenya.  Eventually a letter arrived, by roundabout means, enclosing another photo of her daughter with the son and a new baby.