La Sape and Other Local Imaginaries in Kinshasa

La Sape and Other Local Imaginaries in Kinshasa


Three sapeurs dressed in impeccable classic suits parade before a crowd of onlookers in one of Brazzaville’s busiest squares. The exaggerated slew-footed swagger (note the toes turned outward) is a trademark that distinguishes sapeurs from other dandies. Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, 2001. Photo: Agnès Rodier.

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