Below is a Bemba girls’ initiation song from Zambia. The song neatly describes the delicate balance of equality between husband and wife.

The man is the peak of the house:
That is what we have understood.
It is the woman who makes the pinnacle on top of the roof.

~ Chisungu by Dr Audrey Richards

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This photo essay was put together by Kelly Huckaby.

Find out more about Kelly and his amazing work ~
Instagram: @zamhuck

Featured image by Atlas Green on Unsplash

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