White girl? Wah!!!!!

not everyone is pleased to see me

Mzungu? Wah!

I think I look like this smiley person, but not everyone is happy to see me!

Mzungu means white person and I hear it all the time.
Kids run alongside the piki-piki (motorbike) and shout it with a wave, or wave wide-eyed, adults too.

This girl? I was the first mzungu she’s seen and she was not pleased! After she finished crying, she stayed super close to mom as I interviewed them about farming and life in Makuche countryside, and took photos.

This photo cracks me up, almost to the point that i don’t feel so bad.