Dwelling Place

As the cemetery is a resting place, the residential space on the other hand is seen as a dwelling place. While the people see the graves as insurance policies against encroachment on their properties, the government views the practice as interfering with its urbanization plan. Though often visibly accessible, photographing these spaces has been an uphill task, as some believe the camera takes away the soul of the dead. And as most African cultures have strong attachments with the dead, these graves remain gated communities.