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Malawi: Madonna, Malawi, and Baby David

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi, Development, Youth

Reacting to Madonna's adoption of a Malawian baby, Afrika-Aphukira writes [1]:
“For Mr. Yohane Banda, who had never heard of the pop diva Madonna until she visited Malawi last week to adopt his 13 month-old son David, the closest he could relate with the material girl was the word Dona, meaning rich white woman, in Malawian parlance. In a matter of days, he now knows her, and the rich guy Guy Ritchie, as the new parents of his son. My initial reaction to the news was amazement at how a child whose father was alive and available could be termed an orphan, and be considered for adoption.”