Sapeurs: Ladies & Gentlemen of the Congo

AUTEUR(S): Tariq Zaidi.

TAAL: Engels.
UITGEVER: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg.
JAAR: 2020.
PAGINA’S: 144.
DRUK: Eerste editie.
GEWICHT: gram.
STAAT: Nieuw (New).
ISBN/EAN: 9783868289732


British photographer Tariq Zaidi presents a fashion subculture of Kinshasa & Brazzaville: La Sape, Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (Society of Ambiance-Makers & Elegant People). Its followers are known as ‘Sapeurs’ (‘Sapeuses’ for women). Most have ordinary day jobs as taxi-drivers, tailors and gardeners, but as soon as they clock off they transform themselves into debonair dandies. Sashaying through the streets they are treated like rock stars – turning heads, bringing ‘joie de vivre’ to their communities and defying their circumstances. Traditionally passed down through the male line, many Congolese women and their children have recently begun donning designer suits. As Papa Wemba (1949-2016, Congolese singer and fashion icon who popularized Sape) once said: “White people invented the clothes, but we make an art of it.”


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Tariq Zaidi. Sapeurs: Ladies & Gentlemen of the Congo. Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, verschenen in 2020. 144 pagina’s. Eerste editie. mm. gram. Staat: Nieuw (New). Hardback.

INTERN ID: 9783868289732
NUR: 653.
LCCN: Onbekend.
DCC: Onbekend.
LCC: Onbekend.


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