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‘The Wound’: LGBT film breaks taboos and ignites debate in South Africa

“An uncircumcised Xhosa man is a contradiction of in terms, for he is not considered a man at all, but a boy.” The words of late South African president Nelson Mandela in “Long Walk to Freedom” preface the reverence and gravity placed upon “ulwaluko,” the initiation male Xhosa youths must face on their road to manhood: