What makes me unique is me. My roots define my identity. Ndiyintombi entsundu ezidla ngolwimi lwayo (I am a black that is proud of her language). My language adds to the country’s diversity and I am proud of being one of the people who speak isiXhosa. I am a living legend that will raise the spear in front of my nation and say, ‘Ndiyazidla ngengcambu no lwimi lwam.” I am proud of my roots and language.


This piece of writing was created as part of the WritingMe Writing Clubs with Sophumelela High School, Western Cape. Find out more here.