Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DIRECTIONS TO HELL and beyond

DIRECTIONS TO HELL and beyond
© Farouk Asvat


Directions From Bro' Biza in Josie

     'Hey! how do I go to Fietas?'

"Take a left at the corner
  Turn right
  Its on your left."


Directions From Couzie-Bro' In Durban

     'I say, how to get to the Hills, Couzie?'

"Brother, you'all sight that robot there?"

     'Ja ...'

"Well, that's none of your business.
 You'all just go straight.
 When you'all come top-side an'all
 You'all sight a cornershop there,
 You'all hit a left,
 Then you'all come to the stop sign
 - Well, don't worry about that -
 You'all just go straai-ght and straai-ght,
 When you'all sight the ocean
 You'all hit a right
 Then you'all just mo-tor and mo-tor
 Down hUmgeni Road.
 Therewa!
 Now you'all know
 How to get to Chatsworth an'all."


Directions From Ol' Pank In The Ol' Cape

     'Hey Pank, how do we come by The Parade?'

"You know
 You jus’ go sooo straight
 Then you turn left by the robot
 Then you turn right
 There by the stop sign
 Then you turn right again
 Right into your mmother!"




© farouk asvat


* original composed: 01.02.1993 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

# english translation by farouk asvat: 2006 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid].


[] Acknowledgements:

# Directions To Hell And beyond /
* Hoe Ko’ Ek By Die Hel was previously published in:

     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p51, 2006); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p40, 2006); *
     Straight Talk From Bra Frooks: the legend of farouk asvat
           by Mphutlane wa Bofelo, published in:
           www.kaganof.com (08.11.2007); #
           www.kaganof.com/kagablog (p4, 2007); #
           www.botsotsoonline (november, 2007); #
           Islamic Focus # 14 (CIP, p5, december 2007); #
           Al Qalam (november, 2007); #
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (08.05.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (18.11.2014); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p42, 2014); *
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014); #
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (amazon paperback, p50, 2014). #


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the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
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Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.

Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com



[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems:
www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com

weapons of words:
www.faroukasvat-viewpoint.blogspot.com

streetwise:
www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com

books by farouk asvat:
www.faroukasvat-piquant.blogspot.com


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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT LIKE A TSOTSI
& TUNE LIKE A DURBANITE
& PRAAT NES 'N SKOLLIE


HOE KO' EK BY DIE HEL?
© Farouk Asvat


Directions From Bra Biza in Josie

     'Hey!  how to get to Fietas?'

"Vat a left by the corner
  Turn right
  Its on your left."


Directions From Couzie Broer In Durban

     'Ek sê, how to get to the Hills, Couzie?'

"Broer, you'all sight that robot there?"

     'Ja ...'

"Well, that's none of your business.
 You'all just waai straight;
 When you'all come top-side an'all
 You'all sight a cornershop there
 You'all hit a left,
 Then you'all come to the stop sign
 - Well, don't worry about that -
 You'all just go straai-ght and straai-ght;
 When you'all sight the ocean
 You'all hit a right
 Then you'all just mo-tor and mo-tor
 Down hUmgeni Road.
 Therewa!
 Now you'all know
 How to get to Chatsworth an'all."


Directions From Ou Pank Innie Boo-Kaap

     'Hey Pank, hoe kom ons by Die Parrara?'

"Djy wiet
  Djy gaan sooo reg af
  Daan draai djy links by die robot
  Daan draai djy wee' regs
  Daa' by die stop sign
  Daan draai djy wee' reg
  Tot in djou moer in."




© farouk asvat


* original composed: 01.02.1993 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].


Bra Frooks is ...
                    []  nes 'n skollie
                    []  'n egte skollie
                    []  'n tsotsi
                    []  a real scamp
                    []  streetwise
                    []  the jokerman

Bra Frooks ...
                    []  praat soos 'n skollie
                    []  wietie soos 'n joster
                    []  wietie soos 'n tsotsi
                    []  tunes like a durbanite
                    []  speaks like an englishman


[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

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