Courtnay Robbins

Nyama Choma
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: USA/Italia
Biography: Courtnay Robbins is documentary photographer based in Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts. Courtnay’s work has been featured in TEMA, Tricycle, OURS Magazine, Viewfind, The... MORE
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Nyama Choma
Copyright Courtnay Robbins 2024
Date of Work Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Updated Oct 2017
Location kenya
Topics Documentary, Editorial, Food, Photography, Travel

Nyama choma means "grilled goat meat" in Swahili.  It is a popular Kenyan tradition to slaughter a goat and make nyama choma on holidays or family gatherings.  It is common to do the slaughter yourself, in your backyard.  All of the pieces of the goat are used.

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