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whatnowhatnowhatno1

It can’t get better than this.

US popular culture is discovering the Cameroonian first lady and her unique hairstyles in a big way.

The official reason for her visit to Los Angeles was an “African First Ladies Health Summit.”

Blogs here can’t get enough of her. And Biya can’t get enough of the cameras as this slideshow by The Daily Telegraph newspaper, show.

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banane

Blogger Texas African has a hilarious post about the Cameroonian first lady’s unique hairstyles. As Pope Benedict crisscrosses the continent contradicting himself (on AIDS and poverty), some people missed the other important story about his visit to Cameroon: Chantal Biya’s hair. You can’t miss it. The one in the picture, which is copied in Cameroon, is called “la banane” (the banana). It may sound trivial, but as Texas African reminds us academic articles have been written about it.

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Paul Biya, Chantal Biya and Pope Benedict.

Via Chimurenga.

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