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Learning about albinism as a project intern

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Learning about albinism as a project intern

When Lancaster University (which I had left just a few months ago at the end of my undergraduate degree), offered me the chance to work as an intern on this project, I gratefully accepted. In the week that followed, family and friends asked me what I knew about albinism in Africa, and I cheerfully replied “Nothing, really.” I had only ever met one person with albinism, and knew almost nothing about the condition beyond its visible signs. I certainly hadn’t ever thought about it in any African contexts. It seemed obvious that people in Africa with albinism might stand out in their...

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