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Turning Heads

Turning Heads
by Tariq Zaidi

Yamea, 58, who has been a sapeur for half a century, brings colour and joie de vivre to his community. He has nine children and works as a brick-layer. La Sape, Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (Society of Ambiance Makers & Elegant People) is a fashion subculture in cities of Kinshasa(DRC) & Brazzaville(Republic of the Congo). Someone who follows La Sape is known as a Sapeur.