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Photographer: Arjen van de Merwe

Lambwe

 

Lambwe is a chief, and his one horn signifies power, but power that has been compromised. He has lost his second horn. The parable aligns the character with the chief who has lost the support of one of his senior councilors, and there is tension in the village. As well, Lambwe explores the role of the chief in observing sexual taboos – if he does not do so, he risks the stability of the village, and loses power and respect.