Time Travel in Northern Cameroon: Living Among the Dupa

It was not easy to reach them. The Dupa, a traditional tribe inhabiting the green foothills of the Vokra Mountains, north of the small town of Poli, lead a rather isolated existence. Hidden in the bush, oblivious to modern trends elsewhere, they live in small family clusters, men in loin clothes, women and children in small skirts made from forest leaves. Their homes are simple mud huts with cone-shaped thatched roofs, and they feed themselves with cassavas, gourds, and millet harvested from surrounding plots.

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