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Photographer: Arjen van de Merwe

Maino

 

His name meaning “the long teeth”, Maino is as loud and bad tempered as a warthog. He is the husband who has moved into his wife’s village, and cannot become used to his place in this new community. He wants more influence and higher status, and becomes cantankerous and belligerent. The ancestors’ advice is that he should relax, and settle into the new role that he has.