Tuesday, June 9, 2015

THE HAJJI

THE HAJJI  
© Farouk Asvat  

Allah-willing
Next year I'm going for hajj
I wanted to go last year
But you know what
So Boeta Ghoosein couldn't get leave
An' also my moneybag wasn't full
But next year, Allah-willing.
Ghoosein!
Are we still going to Sonester for the weekend!
Have a nice barbecue and picnic
I tell you
You can enjoy! yourself
There's no scum there
Also no kaffirs


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].
# english translation by farouk asvat: 2006 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

The Hajji # / Die Gujhajie * was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p21, 1987); *
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p21, 2007); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p25, 2006); *
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (11.12.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (09.06.2015); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p18, 2014); *
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014); #
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p27, 2014). #

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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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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.

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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:  

DIE GUJHAJIE  
© Farouk Asvat  

Insha-allah
Volgende djaar gaan ek ghaj toe
Ek wou las' djaar gaan
Maa djy wiet wat
Toe kan Boeta Ghoosein nie leave kry
En nogal was my geldsak nie vol
Maa' volgende djaar, insha-allah.
Ghoosein!
Gaan ons nog Sonester toe vi' die weekend!
Lekke' braai en piekniek hou
Ek sê vi' djou
Djy kan vi' djouself enjoy!
Daa's mos nie gam daa'
Oek nie kaffers


© 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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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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