mzungu


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mzungu

(əmˈzʊŋɡuː)
n
(Peoples) E African a White person
[C20: from Swahili]
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" Intelligence reports indicate that Shuwaz controls the narcotics trade in parts of Diani, where he was arrested, and Likoni, where he also has a house.He took over the business from his close associate Mwinyi Mzungu, who was once arrested and jailed for 15 years.
Other comedians who performed were Kenya's Eric Omondi, Sleepy David and MC Jessy, Tanzania's Coy Mzungu and Rwanda's Arthur Nkusi.
None of this dabbling has made me a household name in Tanzania like Mzungu Kichaa, a glabrous Danish fellow who started recording Bongo Flava songs in the 90s and hails as Swahili music's preeminent mzungu (1) (needless to say, I will never admit how deeply I envy and resent him).
Dad Jambo and his three sons Mzungu, Wimbe and Mapasa, were imported in from Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands last month, and are currently living in a separate section of the Big Cat Oasis in Al Ain Zoo until their new facility -- a 10,000 square metre jungle -- is built.
Kids are in charge of flocks of goats and sheep, or tend to the prized family cow, shouting "mzungu!" (a friendly term for a foreigner) with a wave and a smile as you pass.
Children are in charge of little flocks of goats and sheep, or tend to the prized family cow, shouting "mzungu!" (a friendly term for a foreigner) with a wave and a smile as we chug past.
One mzungu [white person] asked me to narrate my problems and I told her: 'I am a refugee just like those in other Kenyan camps.
Young African women dating older mzungu men are seen as 'gold diggers.' Some settlers describe interracial relationships with derisive condescension, such as 'going bush,' and those opposed to interracial romance raise the prospect of 'black peril,' nursing the fear that African males may sexually assault their European female employers.
I have faced repeated experiences of being perceived as the outsider, coloniser, oppressor, capitalist, "Mzungu." Outside of my own cultural context, I was aware enough to understand the cultural memes but did not feel bound by them.
First, the mentality that people tend to associate the white people famously known as mzungu by Kenyans, is that they have money.
"Mzungu" is a Bantu language word for a white person.
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.