umlungu

umlungu

(ʊmˈlʊŋɡʊ)
n
South African a white man: used esp as a term of address
[Nguni]
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The lifaqane hardships are associated with the rise of the Zulu kingdom and are invoked to represent the uncertain future in the face of a threatening new form of violence and inhumanity which the Basotho were fighting against during Mofolo's time, that of becoming servants ruled by umlungu, the white man in the Union of South Africa, which was established in 1910, the year the Chaka manuscript had just been completed and submitted for publication (Kunene, Thomas Mofolo 144).
He smiled and pronounced a mysterious word, Umlungu, explaining that it means 'magician'.
This article deals with three recent South African travelogues, to wit Sihle Khumalo's "Dark continent: my black arse (2007) and "Heart of Africa: centre of my gravity" (2009), and Steven Otter's "Khayelitsha: umlungu in a township" (2007).
Murdered by his surviving brothers, Chaka dies both cursing and foretelling to those who would rule the warrior nation he has created, "You are killing me in the hope that you will be kings when I am dead, whereas you are wrong, that is not the way it will be because umlungu, the white man, is coming, and it is he who will rule you, and you will be his servants" (167).
EUR" literally meaning EUR[pounds sterling]it thundersEUR, used to celebrate a goal Lekker EUR" tastes good, as in EUR[pounds sterling]this steak tastes lekkerEUR Muti EUR" traditional African medicine Mampara EUR" someone behaving stupidly, as in EUR[pounds sterling]youEUROre such a mamparaEUR Now-now EUR" in a bit, as in EUR[pounds sterling]IEUROll be there now-nowEUR Oke EUR" a man or bloke Pap EUR" South African porridge Robot EUR" traffic light Shibobo EUR" a nutmeg, playing the ball between the opponentEUROs legs Shebeen EUR" a township pub Tsamaya EUR" a good bit of skill Umlungu EUR" white person Vuvuzela EUR" plastic trumpet used by the fans Waai EUR" leave, as in EUR[pounds sterling]LetEUROs waaiEUR Yebo EUR" yes Zola Budd EUR" township slang for a minibus taxi
Umlungu, Gwailo and Ferenghi are all examples of what?
Amfimfithe amunce umlungu The white squeezes and sucks out Ngidle okumfimfithiwe--esibomvu.
Like the fences on the land the creams made umlungu plenty, plenty of buttons
A magistrate of the Transkeian district of Willowvale provides a typical description of the contemporary suspicion: A bitter feeling sprung up against the Umlungu [white man] who, in order to reduce them to poverty with the view of enslaving them to the western province farmers and depriving them of their country had struck at the root of their life by destroying their idolised cattle".
Mofolo, through Chaka, suggests that the era in which the latter lived, in which he transgressed the values of African tradition, is coming to an end: "You are killing me in the hope that you will be kings when I am dead, whereas you are wrong, that is not the way it will be because umlungu, the white man, is coming, and it is he who will rule you, and you will be his servants" (167).
His last words, a vision in themselves, are: "You are killing me in the hope that you will be king when I am dead, whereas you are wrong, that is not the way it will be because the umlungu, the white man, is coming, and it is he who will rule you, and you will be his servants" (167).