By Hannah Rehak
Photo by William Matsuda
Mohammed holds a knife in his right hand and begins shredding the stalk of a beetroot. With a seeming lack of precision, he whips the knife from the head of the beet to the end of the leaves, cleaning it off within seconds. He throws the bulb into a plastic bag, already three fourths full, and begins another. But not before flashing a proud smile.
His father’s second wife, Mama Fatna, is hunched over in another trench, swiftly tugging at the tufts of crisp leaves.