Girls explore male dominated field, hunting mice in Malawi

Girls in village Winji Traditional Authority Chapananga in Chikwawa District are venturing into a male dominated field of mice hunting in maize fields after they have gorged on grain during the harvest – making them plump and tasty.

Girls digging holes to catch mice for food -photo Govati Nirenda
Zione digging holes to catch mice.-photo by Govati Nyirenda

Zione Tomasi 12, is one of them. In the pictures is captured digging in search  for mice to be kebab delicacy.

Traditionally men and boys are the ones who have to be quick as they chase the mice through the fields and catch them. 

Cooked, salted or dried, field mice strung on sticks are sold as a popular delicacy in Malawi markets and roadside stalls.

Malawi, with a population of 14 million, is among the poorest countries in the world, with rampant disease and hunger, aggravated by periodic droughts and crop failure.

 

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Peter
3 years ago

Dziko liwerenge zimenezi atiyesa anthu ife?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
3 years ago

Embarrassing story to write

Chimodzy
Chimodzy
3 years ago

Majoring in minors..

Igwe
Igwe
3 years ago

Walemba izi ndi Mtumbuka osadya mbewa. Kunyada eti! Mbewa is our national delicacy

Peter
3 years ago
Reply to  Igwe

pusi iwe….asilamu amadya mbewa?

Dengu
Dengu
3 years ago

Is there any evidence that this is widespread or, conversely, really unusual?

Makolija
Makolija
3 years ago

Sha. Mwalemba kunyatu!

Nalingula
Nalingula
3 years ago

Mesimadzi people like you are the ones who need to change their mindset.You plunder our resources and expect us to clap hands forever while you and your cronies fatten your bellies.Koma sizikuwawani kuti Tiri pa number two pa umphawi after South Sudan!

Michezedek
Michezedek
3 years ago

Just wondering, was parental consent sought for the photos as these teen kids are under aged?

Moya
Moya
3 years ago

Is the writer of this article serious? Nyasatimes are you serious? How many people died in the hospital’s due to lack of medicine or nurses/doctors negligence? U can write on that, how much loan has the current sitting parliament approved that adds to the alreadyv existing loans, oir kids and their kids will repay these loans that were blindly approved, u could write on that for the benefit of the future generation. Those approving the loand have a few years to live and they don’t care. Nyasatimes you could write on that, what about the green belt? U could write… Read more »

Ame
Ame
3 years ago

Eating mice is our culture the same way the French eat snails. It has nothing to do with high population and poverty per se.

Kivava
3 years ago
Reply to  Ame

Arrrgh!

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