My language defines my identity
A language to me is like DNA
That carries the hereditary information of where I come from

My home language is my root
I value who I am
I am proud of my language
My language is like my shadow
That walks with me every day
I try not to cry, but the question says
What can segregate?
What can separate me from my language?

I am proud and bold to be Xhosa
Because it shows who I am

Kuthi mandingene kwaXhosa ndixelise amaxhego asixhenxe anamashumi asixhenxe anesixhenxe

Awayaye axhathise exazulula ingxaki ebuhlanti

Kuba kulapho intsusa yobomi ivela khona


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