First, the mentality that people tend to associate the white people famously known as mzungu
by Kenyans, is that they have money.
This was an incredible experience for me, a life-changer, and I tried to fictionalise it in my first novel, Just Another Mzungu
Passing Through, which was published by Parthian Press in 2008.
In one of the gallery warehouses in Dubai's art district, Al Serkal Avenue in Al Qouz 1, an exhibition titled MZUNGU
, The Aimless Wanderer is being pieced together on a Monday afternoon.
Why are you charging me the mzungu
By the time this park was introduced, by a mzungu
[white man] called Temple, we have just settled permanently here .
Kijana amekatia mama Mama mzungu
, sasa anaishi majuu .
Her network grew as locals began recognizing her beat-up car and friendly Mzungu
is Swahili for someone who wanders around aimlessly, aka a white person.
Aid worker Robert Abel – a rare white man or mzungu
– came to Burundi to ease this process but has now settled and made his home there.
Instead, he wanted to embark on that westerner's dream safari: a Search For African Authenticity--or, as Ward put it, "to see if a clueless mzungu
could put his ear to the ground and hear the ticking of Africa's beating heart.
Just north of Messumba, in the village of Ngoo, sub-chief Mzungu
Loucas also thinks the new Lake Niassa reserve is a good idea.
And if this mzungu
(white person) wants my kuma he can come to my room and pay for it like everybody else.
One tugged at my sleeve, "Hey, mzungu
[a Swahili word for foreigner, especially European foreigner], are you going to Kampala?