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  • n. Plural form of boubou.


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  • In between terrorizing my friends in boubous, I’m fond of contemplating my hands.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Lanarius are carnivorous songbirds commonly known as boubous or gonoleks.

    Mystery bird: Ethiopian boubou, Laniarius aethiopicus

  • While the Muslims were dressed in their best pastel-colored boubous on men, and full pagne on women, the Christians were comfortably clad in t-shirts, pants, occasional sprinklings of pagne.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • While Bamenda seemed bustling, cosmopolitan, and relatively westernized, in the rural Northwest near the border, I re-found a comfortable sign from home in the Extreme North: boubous (aka: the man-dress)!

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The men are decked out in their best boubous, complete with the gondora, a huge sail of fabric they loop over their shoulders on top of the boubou.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • On most days men wait out the hottest part of the day, lounging beneath shade trees in swirling, dress-like boubous and faded Muslim caps.


  • Like Halloween, but everyone wears the same costume: boubous.

    Happy End of Ramadan!

  • The boubous came in a plethora of blues and whites, a few seafoam greens, salmon, even a couple of bright turquoise and one lucky dude in hot pink.

    Happy End of Ramadan!

  • The men all had on their best boubous for the occasion, the long flowing garments, and little round caps.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • When we got to the market we found two long rows of tailors making and selling nothing but boubous.

    The North, Part II - Christmas in Garoua


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