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Towards manhood

This boy was doing his initiation rite that often takes about a month. The boys get circumcised, learn how to handle the donkeys and the sheep, and are being thought about adult conduct. Under his blanket he only had a pair of underwear, and his shoes was homemade from two plastic bags, duct-tape, goat skin, thread and mews-paper for insulation. They were really cool.
Thoughts from Mr Rittersport's back seat

July 16th 2007
It had been a cold night with little sleep. I looked out of the tent and found Mr Seja scraping off frost from his tent and efficiently packing his belongings into his red German rental car. We'd met him one day earlier as we - resembling two bagladies - had dragged our plastic-bagged belongings across the border at Maseru bridge. He was efficiency personified. Punctuality, rationality, German h ... read more
Africa » Lesotho » Maseru

Basotho Flag Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966. King MOSHOESHOE was exiled in 1990, but returned to Lesotho in 1992 and reinstated in 1995. Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after 23 years of military... ... read more
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