Dot Radius Kasik Ph.D.’s newly released “Lutheran Mzungu” is a wonderful account of an outsider who succeeded in fitting in in her new domain

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“Lutheran Mzungu: My Encounter with Cultural Difference Teaching in Tanzania” from Christian Faith Publishing author Dot Radius Kasik Ph.D. follows her extraordinary journey to a foreign country where she had to deal with the new environment and the challenge of adapting to the culture and people.

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“Lutheran Mzungu: My Encounter with Cultural Difference Teaching in Tanzania”: a captivating read in a life filled with challenges, trials, and fruitful experiences all throughout her personal battles. “Lutheran Mzungu: My Encounter with Cultural Difference Teaching in Tanzania” is the creation of published author Dot Radius Kasik Ph.D., a writer who loves to travel and explore different places, people, and their cultures where she gains inspiration to write. She served as faculty writing consultant at UNH and operates WriteWorthy, a personal academic writing consultancy.

Kasik shares, “Lutheran Mzungu is an exploration of personal cultural awakening when an American Lutheran professor of English volunteered for a six-month teaching stint at a Lutheran university in Tanzania and ended up teaching British Law. She quickly found herself to be mzungu (stranger, white person, outsider) on multiple levels: racially (white), economically (‘first’ world versus ‘third’), professionally (English professor placed in the Faculty of Law), even religiously (American Lutherans often comport themselves differently than Tanzanian). While often awkward, the author’s experience was altogether positive. Being an outsider puts one in a position of exclusion while simultaneously giving a better vantage point for viewing the differences.

“Working and traveling in a foreign country means adapting oneself to native culture for anything to be accomplished. Radius-Kasik tells her experience with humor and humility, exploring and honoring the differences. In her journey, relationships became friendships, and deepening friendships challenged her to find her way into a place and a people so unlike anything she’d ever known, and yet so very like everything she’d ever known. A conundrum for sure, but mixing cultures is always a conundrum.

“Lutheran Mzungu is not a travel guide, but it might serve well for the reader about to embark on a first African experience. All a reader needs is an interest in exploring preconceived ideas about cultural differences between Africans and Westerners.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Dot Radius Kasik Ph.D.’s new book shares the personal cultural awakening of one person that will guide everyone, especially those who also are facing similar situations. Told with humor and a reflection of reality, this will surely draw people to dive in the pages.

View a synopsis of “Lutheran Mzungu: My Encounter with Cultural Difference Teaching in Tanzania” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Lutheran Mzungu: My Encounter with Cultural Difference Teaching in Tanzania” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquiries about “Lutheran Mzungu: My Encounter with Cultural Difference Teaching in Tanzania,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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