Life as an Albino in Africa

Like most middle-class 14-year-old girls in Tanzania, Joyce Charles enjoys hanging out with her friends, going to school and watching television. But she has albinism, a condition that leaves her without any pigmentation -- white skin, bleach-blond hair and pale blue eyes. She sticks out in a crowd of her black peers, which is about more than just being different: It's increasingly dangerous. In Tanzania, like most of sub-Saharan Africa, people with the hereditary condition are often...Full Story
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