BUSINESS ABROAD: Broni Waawu for Sale

In Casablanca's teeming Mzdina Orharab quarter last week, veiled Moroccan matrons surreptitiously rummaged through piles of secondhand brassieres, modestly hid their purchases under their flowing djellabah cloaks. Mothers with babies tied to their backs bought young daughters pastel organdy dresses for 47¢,

"Cub Scouts" sweatshirts for the boys for 56¢. In Accra, attracted by the hawkers' tinkling bells, Ghanaian dandies eagerly sifted stacks of multicolored "Yankee shirts" selling for 28¢, judiciously fingered other broni waawu—which literally means the "white man has died." The expression was coined after World War II for...

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