“He is a “CA”, please forgive him”.

A friend of mine received a call from his uncle who was furious about how a nephew was behaving.

The nephew came back from Europe for the funerals of his father. He was not in the country when his father died. The family members have made the necessary preparations, and by respect for him, the ceremonies were delayed until he came back.

The nephew, who spent 15 years in Europe, without coming back home, finally arrived but wanted to show off how “civilized” he became since, and started to make unpleasant comments to people. He was overly clever, and confrontational in style.

“Don’t be angry at him, please. He is a colonized African.” My friend told the uncle on the phone.

“They don’t know how to talk and behave properly. You have to understand, they are lost a bit”, continued my friend.

After the call ended, I asked him amazed about who is a “CA”.

He laughed, and said “CA is for ‘colonized African’. They are public danger, those of our brothers who have lost contact with reality. They think they know more than everyone as soon as their feet had touched America or Europe. They don’t know how to behave anymore. Believe me, the guy messed up and now I have to spend time calming everyone”.

We went for lunch and afterward, we used the “CA” code a lot. Like “He is a CA”, “that’s a CA food preference”, “that’s a CA manner”, “I wish I can find CA for this role”, “I need to dress like a CA”, “that’s a CA style”, or “what a CA would do?”.

We also talk a lot about “muzungufication” and “demuzungufication”.


About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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