© 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.'
Me, I don't have a brother, me.
My brother is dead.
God is my brother.
An' he is also dead."
© farouk asvat
english translation by farouk asvat: 2006 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid]
 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.'
Ek het nie 'n broer, ek.
My broer is sat.
God is my broer.
En hy is ook sat."
© farouk asvat
original composed: 1995 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid]
Brother! / Broer! was previously published in:
The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p41, 2006);Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p31, 2006).
Bra Frooks is ... nes 'n skollie
 'n egte skollie
 'n tsotsi
 a real scamp
 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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