Thursday, July 24, 2008
South Africa's Xhosa people are probably best known for their most famous son, Nelson Mandela, but many Xhosa live far from the modern world, deep in the Transkei region on the country’s Eastern Cape. This picture captures the most important adventure in these boys’ lives – their initiation into manhood, which involves five weeks of isolation
Photograph: Brent Stirton
NVDL: In my childhood we holidayed more in Transkei than anywhere else, particularly Kob Inn (where my father also won a holiday in a fishing competition) and Wavecrest.
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