[DWJ] Monthly Read-Along - Charmed Life

Joe oddenda at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 07:59:41 EST 2012


And as featured in this Kenyan song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK0wPpLryc4&feature=related

But neither of these show the slightly unsavoury colonial relationships
conjured up by Janet...


Joe


On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM, <estairm at yahoo.com> wrote:

> bwana [ˈbwɑːnə]
> n
> (in E Africa) a master, often used as a respectful form of address
> corresponding to sir
> [Swahili, from Arabic abūna our father]
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> I didn't know either.   :-)
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> Esther
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> >________________________________
> > From: Thomas Thurman <thomas at thurman.org.uk>
> >To: dwj at suberic.net
> >Sent: Monday, November 5, 2012 5:26 AM
> >Subject: Re: [DWJ] Monthly Read-Along - Charmed Life
> >
> >On Sun, 2012-11-04 at 22:16 -0500, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> >> On Sat, 3 Nov 2012, Kyla Mackay-Smith wrote:
> >> > And then I think this time was the first time I actually read the UK
> >> > HarperCollins version rather than the US Greenwillow version I grew up
> >> > reading. And in the bit when Cat goes up to his room to find things
> they can
> >> > sell (p. 154 in this version, chapter 11), Janet says, "Sho' ting. I
> daren't
> >> > move widdout you, bwana. But hurry up." And I don't remember what she
> says in
> >> > the version I'm used to, but I'm pretty sure it was probably just
> something
> >> > like "Sure thing. I daren't move without you."
> >> Huh. So I don't remember this from the Greenwillow either
> >
> >I know this is probably terribly ignorant of me, but I've been wondering
> >since I first read CL as a child: what is "bwana"?
> >
> >T
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