Language is spoken
Language is written
Knowing your language is knowing yourself
Our languages lead us to our roots
They connect us with our ancestors
My language, my soul
Speaking isiXhosa makes me feel relieved
It takes me back to the hills
The hills of my small village in the Eastern Cape
Speak your language, know yourself
Speak your language, connect with your ancestors
Black child!
Be proud of your language
Ziqhenye ngolwimi lwakho
Ba motloho ka pua ea hau
Zingce ngolwimi lwakho

My language, my soul
Your language, your soul
Our language, our soul


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