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Africa

Pinocchio In Africa





Not expecting Disney to film this sequel any time soon.

Full text here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 28, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Puppets and Automatons, Racism, Fantasy, 1910s, Africa, Europe

Wrong Car

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Similar to Alex's post of a day or two ago! How often does this kind of thing happen?

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 10, 2016 - Comments (10)
Category: Jokes, Africa

Jungle Yachts in the Belgian Congo



Holy cats! Look at those gorgeous weird trailers!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 15, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Design and Designers, Ethnic Groupings, Motor Vehicles, Foreign Customs, 1940s, Africa

A Giant People



Having brought you a feature on the Pygmy, I could hardly neglect the "Watussi."

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 02, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1930s, Africa

African Pygmy Thrills

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 27, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Stereotypes and Cliches, Travel, 1930s, Africa

Susanne Wenger, White Yoruban Priestess

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.

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Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 11, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Art, Religion, 1960s, Africa, Europe

Snake Woman

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 29, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Body, Human Marvels, Africa

Ugandan Kung Fu



More information here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 31, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Movies, Martial Arts, Children, Africa

Blood is Money



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.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 20, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Horror, Scary Criminals, Surrealism, Foreign Customs, Fantasy, Africa

Pro Basketball Player Eaten by Cannibals?

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Vanished forever in Africa while visiting Idi Amin. Surname suspiciously close to "brisket." 'Nuff said.

Contemporary account from 1985.

Article from 2007.

Wikipedia.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 16, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Cannibalism, Sports, 1980s, Africa

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