Xhosa

“People think that I am a pushover but I dare anyone to cross me” – Emtee speaks on Xhosa initiation

“People think that I am a pushover but I dare anyone to cross me” – Emtee speaks on Xhosa initiation

Oct 22, 2017 |

S. Africa

Traditional circumcision and initiation into manhood, is an ancient initiation rite practised by the amaXhosa. The ritual is traditionally intended as a teaching institution, to prepare young males for the responsibilities of manhood. “People thought I was weak and that I was soft. I had to show them I wasn’t soft. I had a point to [...]

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