Six months after starting the regime, the men emerge to show off their newly engorged physiques and for a winner to be chosen. The champion fat man is then feted as a hero for the rest of his life.
Now the little known rite is the subject of incredible photos taken by French shutterbug Eric Lafforgue - who spent time with the Bodi while travelling through south-western Ethiopia during the run up to the Bodi New Year or Ka'el ceremony.
|WAKIWA KWENYE MASHINDANO YA KUNYWA NA KULA KWA SANA ILI WANENEPEE ''|
|HAPA SIJAJUA INAHUUUUUUUU ILE MUCHEZO AU ''MBUTA NANGA!!|