EXCUSE ME, WHILE I DISAPPEAR

MICHAEL MACGARRY | 20 MIN | SOUTH AFRICA | 2014

Kilamba Kiaxi is a city financed by Chinese companies, which sprang up from nothing to provide 210,000 people with a new home. Its shape and size echoes the hundreds of cities that have appeared out of thin air in China over the past few years. However, in Angola, a country where 68% of the population lives on less than $1.70 a day, only a few people can afford the newly built flats, the cheapest of which cost around $98,000. This means that, in many areas, Kilamba Kiaxi feels like a ghost town – but a ghost town with very real consequences.