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How many cows could result in many wives

“A real man has cows.” So says Tipo our taxi driver, adding, “any man can marry, but a real man has cows.” Tipo was answering questions my husband and I were asking during our long taxi ride from our hotel in Nelson Mandela square, Johannesburg to the O. R. Tambo airport, South Africa, where we were spending part of our spring break. Tipo working and living in Johannesburg was from a providence far northeast of the city. We were leaning forward in our seats with rapt attention to his outlook on life. He complained that in the city you can …

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 6, 2013 09:50AM Published Apr 17, 2013 03:36PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.