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Joanitha preparing senene

Kampala, Uganda, 2003

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Senene are bright green grasshoppers which appear at a few short times of the year in the Great Lakes region of East Africa. They are attracted by artificial lights, captured in bedsheets, and fried in oil or slowly roasted over coals. They make a spicy, crunchy snack and are traditionally associated with couples in love.

Joanitha preparing senene, Kampala, Uganda, 2003