Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FIETAS (reprise)

FIETAS ( reprise )
© Farouk Asvat
  
They kicked our lives out
And built expensive houses
 
But the Boers don't want to move in
They say the coolies bewitched the place
 
Because there's an Arab
In a white dress
Who walks every night
Through the houses
 
But we jus' know otherwise
It's only the ghost
Of Imaam Bananas
 
 
© farouk asvat
 
* original composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
# english translation by farouk asvat: 2007 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid].
 
[] Acknowledgements:
 
Fietas (reprise) was previously published in:
 
     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p15, 1987); *
     Sesame 7 (Renoster Books, Johannesburg, p3, Winter 1986); *
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p21, 2006); *
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p14, 2007); #
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (06.11.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (12.05.2015); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p19, 2014); *
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014); #
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p23, 2014). #
 
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Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
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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,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.
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
 
 
 
books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com
 
[] also link up on:
 
 
 
 
 
amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat
 
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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:
 
FIETAS ( reprise )
© Farouk Asvat
 
Hulle het ons lewe uitgeskop
En expensive huise gebou
 
Maa' die boere wil nie intrek
Hulle sê die koelies het die plek getoor
 
Wan' daa's 'n Arab
In a wit rok
Wat elke aan'
Deur die huise loop
 
Maa' ons ken mos anners
Dis net die spook
Van Imam Piesaingkie
 
 
© farouk asvat
 
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 what-what
                    []  tunes like a durbanite
                    []  speaks like an englishman
 
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Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $17.50 & kindle @ only $5
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#love #literature #fiction #novel #poetry #southafrica #apartheid #books
#fietas #vrededorp
 

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