Interview with Susanne Wenger from Jeremy Weate on Vimeo.
You know all those campy old films where explorers find a leopardskin-clad white woman ruling an African tribe? Well, while not quite the same, here's the story of Susanne Wenger
, who gave up European life for Yoruban culture.
And given that Wenger was once quite a looker
, maybe the Hollywood version is not so far off.
Man, those are some weird-ass non-Western horror/fantasy tropes from Nollywood.
Caution: lots of fake gore and quick glimpse of the butts of naked corpses.
Vanished forever in Africa while visiting Idi Amin. Surname suspiciously close to "brisket." 'Nuff said.
Contemporary account from 1985.
Article from 2007.
Perhaps you recall a recent report (I seem to recall Chuck covered the incident) about a performance artist in Paris who attached a rooster to his genitals for a public parade. That was Stephen Cohen, and here's more about him.
Caution: some mild, non-sexualized nudity.
The latest innovation in traffic control from the Democratic Republic of Congo. More info at washingtonpost.com
I'm assuming something has been lost in translation with this article on GhanaWeb.com
. It reports that after a "colossal sum of money" was spent buying new machines for the Eye Centre at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the hospital now finds it can't install the machines because there are some people living next to the Eye Centre who "produce excessive heat." And this heat will somehow damage the machines.
The hospital wants all these heat-producing people cleared away. And it warns that if it doesn't get its way, it won't be able to use the new machines at all. And non-usage will also damage the delicate machines! Or, as the headline puts it, "KATH eye centre machines rot." Sounds like if these hot people could cool down a bit, they could stay and everyone would be happy.
Wait a minute--my spam filters are all set up to protect against
"Nigerian pen pals!" Not to vilify a whole country just on account of a few million citizens who are scammers, but I don't think Nigeria would be my first choice when seeking global camaraderie.
But if you're interested, here you go.
Oh, just imagine the glorious lawsuit possibilities if this toy were offered today!
Original ad here.