2/19 #2. This white dove represents Babamukuru. In the story, Tambu says that "Babamukuru was God, therefore I have arrived in Heaven". Relating Babamukuru to God is a metaphor. Tambu is expressing how powerful Babamukuru is and how he is above very one else. The dove is white because Babamukuru was educated by white people, and they formed him into being the powerful man Tambu adores.