In Cabo Verde as much as elsewhere in Africa, striptease clubs are mushrooming. People from all classes, ages and walks of life increasingly spend their evenings at these venues.
Vanisia is a young pole dancer in the Cabo Verdian island of Sao Vicente. She is defyingly outspoken about her job, often stigmatised and severely judged by the very same individuals who regularly pay a visit. At home, Vanisia is a loving mother who looks forward to a bright future for her children, to a Cabo Verde where society is less hypocritical and more tolerant. Seh still dance ...
a story by
Stephanie Oliveira silva,
In cooperation with
Festival Intenacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde - FIFCV 2014
MEA - Instituto universitario de Arte , Tecnologia e Cultura
Afreekyama Collective 2014