Tuesday, December 25, 2012

THE PSEUDO-INTELLECTUALS

THE PSEUDO-INTELLECTUALS  
© Farouk Asvat  

The intellectuals
From the college of little knowledge
Still talk about Marxism
Analyse the situation
To say 'The time is not ripe for a revolution'
But the children are already rioting
An' the workers are already on strike
An' the terrorists are already on the border
But the intellectuals still waver.
It's the wiseguys on the corner who say
The days of the law are numbered


© farouk asvat

original composed *: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
english translation #: by farouk asvat: 2006.

[] Acknowledgements:

The Pseudo-Intellectuals # /
Die Kamma-Intellectuals * was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p59, 1982); *
     Vuka (Crescent, Durban, p16, 1981); *
     Benoni Students' Movement (Actonville, 5th annual soccer tournament, p58, 1982); *
     University Students Bursary Committee (University of Witwatersrand, p9, 1982); *
     Race and Literature 15 Hein Willemse,
          "Maa' Die Manne Waver Nog: Jonger Swart Afrikaanse Skrywers,"
          ed C Malan, O Burgess (Censal Publication, Pinetown, p197, 1987); *
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p13, 2006); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p14, 2007); #
Straight Talk From Bra Frooks: the legend of farouk asvat by Mphutlane wa Bofelo:
          www . kaganof . com / kagablog (08.11.2007) #
          Botsotso on line (2007) #
          Islamic Focus #14 (CIP, p5, December 2007) #
          Al Qalam (2007) #
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (25.12.2012);. *
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (05.08.2014);.#
     Bra Frooks … (amazon kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks … (amazon paperback, p8, 2014); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon kindle, 2014). #
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p14, 2014). #

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is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the collection of literary essays Weapons of Words 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,
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 @:





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_______________________________________________________
[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:  

DIE KAMMA-INTELLECTUALS  
© Farouk Asvat  

Die intellectuals
Van'ie college van min knowledge
Praat nog van Marxism
Analyse die situation
Omtesê, 'The time is not ripe for a revolution.'
Maa' die kin'ers riot al
En'ie workers is al op strike
En'ie terrorists is al op'ie border
Maa' die intellectuals waver nog.
Dis die ou roekers op'ie corner wat sê
Die law se dae is genommer


© farouk asvat

original composed: 1976 [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 what-what
                    []  tunes like a durbanite
                    []  speaks like an englishman

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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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#the time of our lives #bra frooks #the pseudo-intellectuals #die kamma-intellectuals
#faroukasvat #weapons of words  #comparative literature #literary criticism




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

THE IMAAM

THE IMAAM  
© Farouk Asvat  

Allah the Highest said in the Qur'an
You must keep your mouths shut,
The Imaam preaches in the shebeen;
Hook-me-Allah
He chants at the harlot's
Who only eats halaal food.

So the community excommunicated him.
But Allah knows much better
Because the man had remembered him
An' spread the word in-between the people.
An' so Allah sent him straight to heaven
With a bottle o' booze.


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 1980 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid].
# english translation by farouk asvat: 2007 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

The Imaam # / Die Imaam * was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p58, 1982); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p15, 2007); #
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p14, 2007); *
     Straight Talk From Bra Frooks: the legend of farouk asvat by Mphutlane wa Bofelo:
          www . kaganof . com / kagablog (08.11.2007) * #
          Botsotso on line (2007) * #
          Islamic Focus #14 (CIP, p5, December 2007) * #
          Al Qalam (2007) * #
     But Is It Halal? : Khadija Patel
          (blog: Worldly Fragments, 20.09. 2010);
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (18.12.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (16.09.2015); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p17, 2014); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014); #
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p15, 2014). #

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

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the NOVEL The Gathering Of The Storm by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology I Dream In Long Sentences 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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[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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
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[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $7.50 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the collection of literary essays Weapons of Words 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 @:





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

[] also link up on:






amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

_______________________________________________________
[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:  

DIE IMAAM  
© Farouk Asvat  

Allah-hu-ta-alla het gesê innie Koeraan
Djulle moet djulle bekke hou
Preek die Imaam innie smokkelhuis;
Hoek me Allah
Djikr hy by die jintoe
Wat net halaal kos iet.

Toe excommunicate die jamma' hom.
Maa' Allah ken mos betere
Wan' die man het hom mos geremember
Ennie woord gespread tussen innie mense.
En toe stuur Allah hom straight heaven toe
Met 'n borrel dop.


© 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

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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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#faroukasvat #weapons of words  #comparative literature #literary criticism
#the time of our lives #bra frooks #the imaam #die imaam




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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). #

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

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the NOVEL The Gathering Of The Storm by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology I Dream In Long Sentences 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
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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 @ $7.50 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the collection of literary essays Weapons of Words 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 @:





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

[] also link up on:






amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

_______________________________________________________  
[] 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

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

#love #literature #fiction #novel #poetry #southafrica #apartheid #books #classics
#faroukasvat #weapons of words  #comparative literature #literary criticism
#a celebration of flames #bra frooks #the hajji #die gujhajie


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