National Geographic : 1991 Nov
Every day is market day at Colonel Ebeya's emporium, where gangways overflow with the stuff of commerce. Forest people sell crocodiles, manioc, snapping turtles, woven baskets, and antelope (left). The salesmen then become shoppers, buying everything from bread, salt, sugar, soap, medicine, and fishhooksto secondhand clothes, plastic shoes, digital watches, and audio tapes. During a late afternoon break in business, passengers stop at the communal kitchen for a bowl of beans and rice (below). Others savor more exotic fare, including white-nosed monkey stew. A passenger holds a dead monkey beside the boat's smokestack to singe off the animal's hair (above).