*Ela Gweja – That Foreigner.
We catch up with Nyasha on his spur of the moment journey to Cape Town. That day after he left Small Street for good, his intentions were to go back home, but on the way to buy the bus ticket to Harare, he found himself buying the train ticket to Cape Town. Again no one was waiting for him when he arrived at his final destination. Knowing no one, coupled with the fact that he was penniless, Nyasha found himself living on the streets of Cape Town, sleeping under the bridge and surviving on food from refuse bins. After three months of destitute, Nyasha moves into the townships of Cape Town, were he experienced first-hand inhuman living conditions that the majority of fellow black African people lived, as the story progresses, we see how Nyasha had to raise from the gutter, shack off the ‘cheap dirty dog blanket mentality’, he worked all sort of menial jobs including cleaning dog poo, and was subjected to racial and xenophobic related discrimination, got mugged many times and paid unlegislated Street Protection Fee. Against all odds, we see Nyasha working his way from a mere van assistant, to run the department, from the streets of Cape Town to an Award Winning Writer.
Gweja – is an insulting word used to describe a foreign national, ela gweja directly translated means that foreigner. Usalikhumbula na ela gweja? Do you still remember that foreigner?
Paidamoyo Gerald Manomano
Cape Town 2021
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