Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
To my pleasant surprise, my son [not biological] has Zuru origin.
Actually, I knew there was something different about him.
He is ever so polite and cordial. Plus he speaks fluent English.
I somewhat expected the amazement, as I variously visualised him as having at least one non-Hausa-Fulani parent.
Perhaps Yoruba, I thought.
My boy is from the core North, Kebbi State the homeland for the majority Zuru.
The Zuru I have met distinguish themselves from the repressed mentality.
The very first set of women prison wardens at Sokoto State Prison who received me with warmth were Zurus.
That led a fellow prisoner and a friend to remark that officials who were instantly friendly to prisoners were the Zuru.
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