Traditional male circumcision: What is its socio-cultural significance among young Xhosa men?

@inproceedings{Gwata2009TraditionalMC,
  title={Traditional male circumcision: What is its socio-cultural significance among young Xhosa men?},
  author={Feri Gwata},
  year={2009}
}
This paper explores the socio-cultural perceptions of Xhosa-speaking men on traditional male circumcision. Given that the ritual is painful and can result in ‘botched circumcisions’ (which get reported every year in the media), it is useful to explore the reasons young, urban men give for participating in it Using the narratives of five young men from the Western Cape, four of whom have undergone circumcision, the study reveals that the ritual carries social and cultural significance and is… CONTINUE READING

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