SOUTH AFRICA: Kiboko

Cut a long, inch-wide strip of hide from a freshly killed rhinoceros. Let the strip age a little and toughen. Then have one of your black boys taper the kiboko, or sjamboke, down, smooth and polish it with a bit of broken glass. Grinning ingratiatingly, he will hand you a tawny whip. Just right for use on a blackamoor, in the opinion of most South African white men. The callous manner in which White Rancher Jaerl Nafte recently violated every rule and canon of kiboko etiquette was really the cause of his...

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