Girl is the nation’s pride as well the flower
. But these are not the only values woman has. For many people, girl is just somebody to marry and parents get cows. Nevertheless young rural Xhosa girl before 1994 has respect, dignity, ambitions and responsibility.
The precious girl conducts
herself in a dignified and humble manner, because she knows that everybody is watching her as she grows up. Before the age of the 18, or even 20, she is under strict supervision of her parents. Parents are careful and protective about their angel. They equip her with descent behaviours and other important values of life. The girl cannot sit with her legs ajar.
The girl is posses respect
at all times. She shows this when talking to her parents, elders as well as young ones. She does not talk back to elders but accept what they say. She does not addressing adults with their names, but use designated words such as “mama for her mother”, “bhuti for her brother”, “makazi for her aunt”, “somnci for her sister” and so on.
of any young woman are cooking, cleaning and sometimes fetch water from the river. These are the basics that she is given by her mother or elders such as sisters and aunts. Besides performing the above mentioned duties, she has also to her schoolwork. This is the utmost duty which has its prospects in store for her.
Of course everybody has to play certain games
in order to relax. There is a say that work and no play makes stupid one. But unfortunately for her (the girl) she is limited to certain games. There are no proper games for her to participate. The games the she plays are Qgaphu, Jingxi and tompayo.
Rural girls are decent speices in the villages. They play vast role in their community, example when there is ritual in the village, they are asked to assist with major duties such as fetching water and woods. However the future of this young girl is high priority in their parents. In the coming new government she stands great chances and have possible prospect.
Written Buntu Ntozake
|Date Posted: 2012-05-20 | Comments(43)|
Mzi woMzantsi Afrika ndizothi qgaba qgaba nje ngamafu nibethe komofu, ndikhawuleze ndiqigbe ndixele umqhagi wenkukhu. Andiz ku ba mde ke mawethu. Intloso okanye injongo yalembalelwano kukuza kuni ndisiza ndingaphethanga nto kodwa ndifuna ukuba simanyane, siphuhlise ulwimi lwethu singamaXhosa aseMzantsi Afrika. Namhlanje bekukhunjulwa isisele senyathi utat’ u S.E.K Mqhayi. Abaninzi bakumkhumbula kula ncwadi ithi “Ityala la mawele”.
Nawe mlesi ndiyathemba ungandinqginela gxebe ungavumelana nam ukuba ulwimi lwethu luya lusiphuluka kancinci luxela umsuzo wexhego. KumZantsi Africa uphela thina maXhosa saziwa nje ngolona hlanga lusebenzisa ulwimi lwazeMzini isilungu ukutsho ngeyona ndlela engummangaliso. Ufumanise ukuba umntu kunzima ukuba aqgibe isivakalisi engafakanga noba ngamagama mathuthu esilungu.
Hazuba zingathini xa zinokuvuka izanyange, iikumkani, iinkosi amaqhawe, izithwalandwe, iimbongi, iingcali zakwaXhoisa ezazinombono ngolulwimi. Xa sele zifika kunje, inene uxam ubonakala ngathi waphusile, iliwa libheke umoya mntak’ mama. Kule mihla ufumanisa umntu unentloni ngothetha ulwimi lwesiXhosa. Sele ethetha nomnye uwabo ufumanisa umntu uthetha isiLungu.
Ndicinga ingayinto entle xa sinodla imbadu, sihlinze impuku side sitye unqweme lwenkawu ngolwenkobe lona ulwimi. Andiboni nto ityulu nerhuqisa umrhaji xa umntu ethetha uLwimi lwasemzini iSilungu, kodwa xa kufanelekile, umzekelo xa ethatha nezinye iintlanga ezifumana kunzima ukuthetha olu lwethu ulwimi.
Andigxeki mzi kaPhalo nezinye izizwe. Ndiyintoni na mna ba ndingagxeka. Nto nje ndiyakhuthaza ngolwimi lwethu ndithi phambili. Masiphakamise indebe yethu nathi, sizingce ngolwimi lwethu, nangobuthina. Ikhwelo yenetyala mawethu, iwile ifuna uhlinzwa. Ithi imbongi, amaqobokazana angalala ndleleni kunyembelekile.
|Date Posted: 2011-09-29 | Comments(6)|