Conversation with a caretaker at a children’s park in Lusaka
Woman: You are a Hindu, uh?
I shake my head
Woman: So you are a muslim? But you are not wearing a scarf on your head. Anyway, some don’t, uh? But why do you want to cover up your beauty when it was not even you who created it?
Me: My family is Hindu
Woman: And you?
Me: I don’t follow any religion
Woman: And that is your husband over there? He is white; he is a Christian?
If I tell the truth, I hit a wall.
Me: His family is Christian
Woman: Mami, follow your husband