Thursday, December 28, 2006

Sometimes life is indeed like a Bollywood movie

The family of _____ no longer talk to him following his wedding to his long-time girlfriend _____, a member of ____’s lower caste Yahar community.
Total Bollywoood ishtyle, no? Except it takes place in Somalia and reads:
The family of Sahal Abdi-kafi no longer talk to him following his wedding to his long-time girlfriend Zamzam Ahmed, a member of Somalia's lower caste Yahar community.
Most delightful points of note in the article are:
(a) the wonderfully-named Zamzam.
(b) that the title of the post isn’t me, but a quote from the bride.

Seriously. See last line of the linked article. Now i'm off to see if my sister will indulge my desire to be called "Zamzam."

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10 comments:

pied piper said...

excellent find, zamzamaya.

tamasha said...

Hilarious.

maya said...

Thank you, Piper and Tamasha.

Ahem.

*Takes a bow*

Teju said...

Bah! Is the Piper trying to knock me off "NBF" top spot?

I can see rght thru yr dirty trix.

pied piper said...

Pshaw, Teju. You think I'm that insecure? I'm confident enough in my status as OBF that I certainly don't need to pilfer any NBF titles from you. ;)

maya said...

Very well played, Piper!

And i must say, i'm a little unnerved that the oh-so-erudite Teju Cole speaks "text" :)

And, also a general reminder that the "newer bestest friend" (NrBF) and "newest bestest friend" (NstBF) spots are still open. (I should be so lucky!)

/zamzam

Teju said...

Hahaha, PP, u been pwnd! Dnt try 2 b trcky. L8r, h8r.

Zamz, upgrade me to NrBF, & I'll call truc3.

ps Wots "rUdyt"?

pied piper said...

yo teju -- ain't been pwnd at all. you want to be flavor of the month, be my guest, and we can check in again in february when i will still be OBF and you'll be ON, OFN, or maybe even ROFN.

:b

Teju said...

watevs, pypr, watevs.

zamz, lets hang out in...oh i dunno...FEB!! Jzz std? No suxxors invtd.

l8r ppl

maya said...

Gentle nudge @ Piper--Dude, although the new Teju's writing sucks (Teju, nota bene: "SUX") he sure is consistent about the Zamzam bit :b.

Thanks for playing along, Piper and TC!