It's Christmastime, and Afam has decided
to create and dance his own Mmo, or
masquerade, just like the big celebratory
Mmos he sees performed at festivals.
But each time he starts collecting things
to make his costume, family preparations
for Christmas — haircuts, visiting
the tailor, a church service, a trip
to their village — get in the
way. Will Afam ever get to perform his
Mmo? This photoessay vividly depicts
African village life, while the simple,
endearing story uses a favorite holiday
to gently point out the differences — and
similarities — between cultures.