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Fat is Beautiful in West Africa

In West African culture it is said that the larger the women are the more beautiful they are thought to be. In fact, a young missionary who had a small, trim wife said that the nationals had told him she was a bad reflection on him, and he obviously was not providing well enough for her. A proverb in that part of Africa says that if your wife is on a camel and the camel cannot stand up, your wife is truly beautiful. (Fan The Flame, J. Stowell, Moody, 1986, p. 119).