Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BROTHER!

BROTHER!
© Farouk Asvat

     'I know my job,
      An' you know your job.
      But you know what?
      I'm going to eff you up!
      You, together with your brother.'

"Who?
  Me?
  Me, I don't have a brother, me.
  My brother is dead.
  God is my brother.
  An' he is also dead."


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 23.11.1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].
# english translation by farouk asvat: 2006 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

Brother! / Broer! was previously published in:

     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p41, 2006); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p31, 2006); *
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (27.11.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (26.05.2015); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p28, 2014); *
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (kindle, 2014); #
     The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (amazon paperback, p39, 2014). #

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

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

© 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
_______________________________________________________
[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:

BROER!
© Farouk Asvat

     'Ek ken my djob,
       En djy ken djou djob.
       Maa' wiet djy wat?
       Ek gaan djou opvok!
       Djy, saam met djou broer.'

"Wie?
  Ek?
  Ek het nie 'n broer, ek.
  My broer is sat.
  God is my broer.
  En hy is ook sat."


© 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

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $17.50 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

#love #literature #fiction #novel #poetry #southafrica #apartheid #books

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

HAPPY!ness

HAPPY!ness
© Farouk Asvat

     "Happy Christmas, Anna."

'Hêppy Xmas, Mêrram
 (and you too
  my sweet husband
  living in bachelors' quarters
  and hêppiness too
  my children
  staying with the mother
  of their mother
  on the farm)
 Anything else, Mastah?'


© farouk asvat

original composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Happy!ness / Hêppy!ness was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p19, 1987);
     My Drum: southern african poetry for young people
          ed B Meyerowitz, J Copans, T Welch
          (Hippogriff / Abecedarius, Johannesburg, p21, 1988);
     G'luk: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     Broken Strings: the politics of poetry in south africa
          ed S Finn, R Gray (Maskew Miller Longman, Cape Town, p128`, 1992);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p19, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (13.11.2012);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (19.05.2015);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p21, 2014).

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $17.50 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

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

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

© 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

_______________________________________________________
G'LUK!

     Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes

     "Gelukkig Kerstfeest, Anna."

'G'lukkige Kerst, M'vrouw
(en jij ook
 m'n lieve man
 in de vrijgezellenwijk
 en g'luk ook voor jullie
 m'n kinderen
 die bij de moeder
 van hun moeder zijn)
 Nog iets anders, Meest'r?'

     Dutch translation by kind permission of © Irene Scheltes

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $17.50 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

#love #literature #fiction #novel #poetry #southafrica #apartheid #books
#christmas #xmas

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). #
 
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $17.50 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
 
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
 
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
 
 © 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
 
_______________________________________________________
[] 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
 
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $17.50 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
 
#love #literature #fiction #novel #poetry #southafrica #apartheid #books
#fietas #vrededorp