SABA Episode #19 — On Being Called a ‘Muzungu’, White Privilege & Price Discrimination



In this episode we discuss a letter we received from a (European) listener who has lived in Uganda for some months. We talk about how you should interpret the term ‘Muzungu’ (plural: ‘Bazungu’) and how one could deal with potential feeling of privilege. The constant demands for financial help and the so-called ‘Muzungu Price’ are touched upon as well.

HOSTS

Joe Kahiri is a Ugandan recording and performing artist and the founder of Qwela, a top Afro-fusion band. Passionate about creating a positive shift in mindset through artistic creation, he resides in Kabale (Uganda). Kahiri’s articles: https://experts.gorillahighlands.com/daily-dose/author/kahiri/

Miha “Rwebandira” Logar is an adventure/cultural tourism expert, podcaster and lecturer. A Gorilla Highlands co-founder, he is an Ugandan/Slovenian national who resides in Musanze (Rwanda). Miha’s articles: https://experts.gorillahighlands.com/daily-dose/author/admin/

OTHER PARTICIPATING GORILLA HIGHLANDS EXPERTS

Charlotte “Nagawa” Beauvoisin is a digital marketing trainer, travel writer, foodie and blogger at Diary of a Muzungu. British by nationality, she promotes birdwatching, conservation and community tourism from a hut near Kibale Forest (Uganda). Charlotte’s articles: https://experts.gorillahighlands.com/daily-dose/author/charlotte/

Owen Bright Ahereza is a Gorilla Highlands guide with special expertise in the field of hiking trips and responsible visits to Batwa “Pygmies”. Accountant by profession, he also helps with finances from his home in Kabale (Uganda). Owen’s articles: https://experts.gorillahighlands.com/daily-dose/author/owen/

Francois “Misigaro” Rebero, the project manager of our upcoming Youth Spaces program, has deep interest in rural communities, equity and business. He is an undergraduate student at the African Leadership University in Kigali (Rwanda). Misigaro’s articles: https://experts.gorillahighlands.com/daily-dose/author/francois/

BRIEF YET SPECIAL VOICES IN THE EPISODE

Jon Lee, the Voice of Santa Barbara: https://experts.gorillahighlands.com/daily-dose/author/jon/

Omugurusi Festo Karwemera, our Patron Saint: https://gorillahighlands.com/karwemera/

ARTICLES/SHOWS MENTIONED

“Thank You, Thank You, Thank You (Bunyonyi & Kabale 2008)”; Owen Bright on the Gorilla Highlands Experts blog: https://experts.gorillahighlands.com/daily-dose/2021/11/11/thank-you-thank-you-thank-you-bunyonyi-kabale-2008/

“SABA Episode #6 — Gifts for Kids, Begging & Smart Giving”; https://experts.gorillahighlands.com/daily-dose/2021/12/04/gifts-for-kids-begging-smart-giving-see-africa-breathe-africa/

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