Facts about tribe that offer s£x to guests

 Facts about tribe that offer s£x to guestsFacts about tribe that offer s£x to guest

The Himba tribe, which is unique and unusual, served as inspiration for the character "Binti" in Nnedi Okorafor's novella trilogy "Binti."

Living in the Kunene and Omusati regions of northern Namibia are the semi-nomadic Ovahimba and Ovazimba tribes.

They are accustomed to the women taking care of daily responsibilities like milking cows and watching over the children while the males go hunting, occasionally going missing for long stretches of time.

When females reach puberty, the polygamous Himba, who number over 50,000, marry them off to male partners chosen by their fathers.

The majority of their civilizations have endured despite western pressure and impact.

One of these customs is "Man comes first." The lady has little to no influence on decision-making. She gives in to her husband's demands first.

According to the Guardian, "When a visitor comes knocking, a man shows his approval and pleasure of seeing his guest by giving him the Okujepisa Omukazendu treatment — the wife is given to his guest to spend the night while the husband sleeps in another room. In a case where there is no available room, her husband will sleep outside."

It appears that this lessens jealousy and improves interpersonal relationships.

Another tradition that has persisted through the years is the ban on bathing. Instead of taking a bath, the women apply fragrant resins to their skin and have a smoke bath. Additionally, they are influenced by the idea that red symbolizes "Earth and blood." Their red skin is one feature that particularly distinguishes them. The otjize paste's crimson hue shields their skin from the savage desert sun and insect stings (a mixture of butterfat, omuzumba scrub, and ochre).

Himba influence in African literature

The Himba people are not well-represented in literature. However, Binti, the main character of Nnedi Okorafor Binti, is a Himba native. Okorafor refers to the people as a "tribe in Namibia who use'sweet-smelling otjize', a mixture of ochre and butterfat over their skin, rolling it into their hair as protection against the desert sun." The Himba in the novella do not travel, in contrast to the true Himba people, who are nomads.



 

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