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Shona Morning Greeting

I’ve known of this Shona greeting for a number of years now. I learned it again from my friend Silas, of Zimbabwe (pictured at left here, along with friend and colleague Nancy Fritsche Eagan). We worked together, cohosting an Art of Hosting training in New York. We were also roommates for the training, along with Martin Siesta. There is something about this that speaks to an identity rooted in community rather than individual.

Mangwanani. (Good morning.)

Marara sei? (How did you sleep?)

Ndarara kana mararawo. (I slept well if you slept well.)

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