by Eva Holland | 09.29.08 | 10:53 AM ET
In the Ottawa Citizen, Rebecca Hall muses about the “incredibly freeing” nature of being an outsider in Zanzibar. She writes:
I called it the Mzungu Crazy Card (mzungu is the Swahili term used to identify, varyingly, white people, foreign people, Europeans and magicians). As one of a handful of expatriates living on the Tanzanian archipelago, Zanzibar, everything I did incited laughter. Everything I did was “crazy,” and treated as such. I haggled for a mango in the market. I asked for tea without sugar at work. Crazy! I asked for tea with sugar at work. Still crazy.
by Frank Bures | 01.30.02 | 12:47 AM ET
In a land where they have a name for people who are always in a hurry -- Mzungu! -- Frank Bures meditates on the art of slowing down
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