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- n. A sash (decorative length of cloth) worn in parts of Africa.
Dressed in a torn "shuka" (Masai women's sari-like dress), she explains how she once wandered into a school on her way to church to see what it was like.
All you needed was something to wrap around you to keep the cold out, which is why we had the shuka -- the cloth was always on top of the leather loincloth, she said.
Now Mama put her hands under her shuka and retied the strings of the money purse around her waist; sleep and alcohol had swung it out of place.
Saturday morning we had shak shuka for breakfast with my parents and then did a bunch of shopping.
There, a Maasai servant, shivering in a red plaid shuka, led me up a stone path lit with foot lanterns (the occasional frog hopping out of our way), to a private cabin with an enormous canopied bed and an open view of the hills and plains in the distance.
She pushed the money under her shuka; the zip of the purse released two crisp farts.
Our guide, Mark Thornton, waved us together, nine khaki-clad travellers and a local Masai guide in a traditional red-checkered shuka cloak.
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