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THE HYENA & OTHER MEN

by PIETER HUGO

“These photographs came about after a friend emailed me an image taken on a cellphone through a car window in Lagos, Nigeria, which depicted a group of men walking down the street with a hyena in chains. A few days later I saw the image reproduced in a South African newspaper with the caption ‘The Streets of Lagos’. Nigerian newspapers reported that these men were bank robbers, bodyguards, drug dealers, debt collectors. Myths surrounded them. The image captivated me.

Through a journalist friend I eventually tracked down a Nigerian reporter, Adetokunbo Abiola, who said that he knew the ‘Gadawan Kura’ as they are known in Hausa (a rough translation: ‘hyena handlers/guides’).

A few weeks later I was on a plane to Lagos. Abiola met me at the airport and together we took a bus to Benin City where the ‘hyena men’ had agreed to meet us.” – PIETER HUGO (Full Text Here)

THE HYENA & OTHER MEN(Prestel 2007)

Photographs by Pieter Hugo
Text by Adekotunbo Abiola
Book design by Damien Poulain

All Images Via: PIETER HUGO

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Are those real horns growing from this woman’s forehead?

Henan, China – An elderly Chinese woman has stunned her family and fellow villagers by growing from her forehead a horn than resembles a goat’s.

Grandmother Zhang Ruifang, 101, of Linlou village, Henan province, began developing the mysterious protrusion last year. Since then it has grown 2.4in in length and another now appears to emerging on the other side of the mother of seven’s forehead. The condition has left her family baffled and worried.

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Cheryl Cole

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Ris Low | Spokesperson for Condom Company

(Source: DivaAsia.com)

Ris Low

Ex-beauty queen Ris Low is once again the topic of discussion. Condom company ‘Espire’ has asked her to be their youth ambassador, reported Shin Min evening daily.

Low will promote their new condom, and raise awareness for safe sex among young people.

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