National Geographic : 1980 Apr
Splashing across the lake with spears and small nets, a group of Oursi teenagers (above) flush catfish from hiding places in the mud. The few fish they take will be dried, to be sold at the market or to be set asidefor lean times. Nearby, a young Bella mother, baby aboard(right), searchesfor water lily roots (left). At her vil lage, a few kilometers away, the women boil these bulbs, which taste somethinglike artichokes,or pound them into flour. But Oursi women, who associatethem with poverty, avoid them out of pride.