The Hyena and Other Men
This is Pieter Hugo's third monograph following Looking Aside
(2006) and Messina/Musina
(2007). Many myths surround the Hyena Men who haunt the peripheries of Nigeria's cities. Accompanied by hyenas, rock pythons and baboons, these men earn a living by performing before crowds and selling traditional medicines. Hugo's extraordinary portraits of their liminal existence reveal an uncanny world of complex, codependent relationships, where familiar distinctions between dominance and submission, wildness and domesticity, tradition and modernity are constantly subverted.
Published by Prestel | 2007
Hardcover, 80 pages | ISBN 978-3-7913-3960-3 | Price: R9 160 (first edition, signed)