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HOT OFF THE PRESS

BIZARRE: BROUGHT TO LIFE!

CARTOONISTS EXPOSED

THE BEGINNING

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DR. LOVE PIMBI

Philip Ndunguru
Dr. Love Pimbi is one of the original Tanzanian comic characters created by pioneer comic artist Philip Ndunguru, who sadly passed away in 1986 at the age of 26. Pimbi is a slick talker and women chaser whose tricks sometimes reflect the urban legends that abound in cities like Dar es Salaam.
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KOMREDI KIPEPE

Philip Ndunguru
Komredi Kipepe is another classic Tanzanian comic character that has been adapted by modern publications such as Tabasamu, Bongo and Tunu. The stereotypical village dweller is shown in his village and in town where his broken Swahili (with a heavy Makonde accent) causes some misunderstandings. Komredi ('comrade') Kipepe is also the captain of a soccer team, Mabush Star, who play against the streetwise city dwellers of Born Town.
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MADENGE

Philip Ndunguru
Madenge is a small boy whose favourite occupation is to outsmart both his age mates and adults. His talk is full of slang words, as new Swahili words invented in the streets quickly become part of the general vocabulary.
Magazines like Sani have always been good sources for finding the latest new Swahili expressions, for example in the comic strip 'Mzee kifimbo cheza' where a group of kids talking among each other in Swahili slang are overheard by an old traditionally dressed man. He punishes them for polluting the language, and they have to explain the meaning of every slang word they used.

LODI LOFA

Philip Ndunguru
Lodi Lofa is an older man who is always in the vicinity of his car. In the endless arguments with policemen and street vendors, his stubborn character is the source of misunderstandings which are usually resolved in his favour.
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