"What stories they won't forget" (Alison Dempster on Zanzibar's 2008 seaweed harvest)

Dispatches

In March 2008, Alison Dempster took us to the Zanzibar archipelago, off the African east coast, where plants are a commodity, and women spend long, hot days gathering seaweed for shillings on the same beaches where tourists laze and lounge. Their harvest is destined for the pricey cosmetics of the pharmaceutical industry.

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