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dicuinit00016 Culture Initiation A Xhosa boy going trough the traditional manhood ceremony in Tshatshu, South Africa. An old tradition in making men out of boys in the Xhosa culture..The ceremony last for about 3-7 weeks, where they stay in huts in the bush removed from family and normal life. It starts with a circumsision and the wounds has to be healed in a natural way. They are guided by traditional healers and elders during the ceremony..©Per-Anders Pettersson/iAfrika Photos
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