I love my languages because they are my identity. I am half coloured and half Xhosa. I love my languages because they were given to me by my parents. They are my priority because if I am not the one to love them who is going to? My languages are my pride. I don’t want anyone to speak badly about them. I feel heartbroken when someone speaks badly about these languages. I am proud of my languages and they are part of my roots. My languages make me strong. IsiXhosa is my ma se language and Afrikaans is my pa se language.
This piece of writing was created as part of the WritingMe Writing Clubs with Sophumelela High School, Western Cape. Find out more here.