My language – isiZulu
Even though I speak isiXhosa
Some Xhosa words are difficult
People laugh when I speak isiXhosa badly
People laugh when I speak isiZulu
I must not give up
I am proud of myself and my languages
I will never be put down because of other people
People look down on other peoples’ languages

I’m Zulu, a not-giving-up girl
I’m a rise-up Zulu
Other people’s words cannot do anything to me.


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