Tallest Tribe in Africa the Dinka of South Sudan
Tallest Tribe in Africa is the Dinka Tribe of South Sudan
Dinka also called Jieng, live in the savanna country in South Sudan. Dinka are among one of the tallest tribes in Africa.
Tallest Tribe are the Dinka Tribe of South Sudan
By Chic African Culture
Today various Dinka tribes preserve their cattle, but many have lost their herds, which were killed in fighting or abandoned during the civil war. Dinka have been among the most deeply affected by the Sudanese civil war.
Dinka Supermodel Alek Wek
Alek says "I don't see myself as different or exotic, I'm just Alek".
The BBC followed Wek and her mother to her mother’s childhood home in Sudan as a part of its Africa Lives documentary series in 2005. In the documentary, the family sets out to track down Wek's long-lost aunt after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ended the war in Sudan.
"When I returned to New York, I was so moved by those memories and the many changes that occurred in my life—losing my father in the war, being separated from my family at age twelve for two years, and rising to supermodel superstardom.
I wrote my memoir, ALEK: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel in 2007. I never imagined it'd become a best-seller, nor that it would be translated into 10 languages, but I'm so happy that my story has resonated with so many people around the world."