K’ster Conversations – Boy and Girl
Set in the land of Kgosi Galeshewe known as Kimberley, the scene is an everyday, everyman kind of encounter in the township of Galeshewe. It’s a day to day tale of the endless pursuit of comfort, warmth, love, acknowledgement and maybe good old sex. The scene is written in a Galeshewe brand of Is’camtho called K’ster Lingo, which is a blending of SeTswana, IsiXhosa, isiZulu, Afrikaans and English in such a unique way that all the languages exist together in one sentence.
Boy wants girl. Girl thinks boy is reaching way beyond his league. Boy tries to adjust strategy but gets insulted for being unemployed and not so clean. Boy walks away with a limp tail between his legs. Girl and her old friend enjoy a laugh at boy’s expense before exchanging small talk about good life, good sex and eating better. And then a shift when girl wants to borrow money from girl. Girl won’t give because other girl already owes her from previous borrowing. But the real problem is girl took other girl’s man and now wants money from her. Insults are exchanged. Girl tells girl to take her man back if she wants him. More insults. Life goes on. Tomorrow it may repeat, perhaps at a different intensity. Or not.