WATU: Comic Cross-Cultural Clashes from Africa
WATU is Swahili for "people." These 24 unbelievably funny short stories about cross-cultural life in East Africa were written by a Westerner working in His Majesty's Foreign Service who has lived there for 33 years. The book relates various clashes between the author’s Western culture of birth and his African culture of choice. This clash of cultures can often be quite funny, depending on one’s perspective. Within these pages you’ll read about the man who drank tea with ghosts and the baby who could type a letter, as well as see the bride who was sold for 168 cows. You’ll also learn why African women want to be fat, and you'll discover how the roads are controlled by sleeping policemen. These true stories will provide you with many laughs, as well as give you an appreciation of life in a totally different culture. So read, laugh and learn. If we make an effort to see things from the other person’s perspective, we’ll make the world a better place for us all.
- Publication Date
- Sep 28, 2011
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): J. R. Clair