Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book

Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book

Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book

Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book, “Melusi’s Everyday Zulu” hit the bookshelves in July 2018 and we haven’t stopped learning and laughing. It is available at all leading book stores throughout South Africa.

Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book – Who is Melusi Tshabalala

He is co-founder and managing partner at Studio 214, an advertising creative with over 20 years experience. He touches a warm spot with his company’s ethos “to create work that touches Africans, inspiring harmony, prosperity and the celebration of this electric continent, her people and their phenomenal culture”.  It is definitely a vision with which Zululand News can deeply associate.

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Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book – Where did it all start.

Two years ago Melusi started posting a Zulu word each week on his Facebook profile. Not just a single word but pronunciation, definition and explanation often from the left-field.  He pokes fun at our politics and society. With a wicked sense of humour and often tongue in cheek explanations very little is holy ground. Besides his Zulu word a week he comments on a wide range of issues.

” When you’re driving and jamming the deep African house music that’s all drums and chants then the tannie from the body corporate calls on the Bluetooth. That’s witchcraft”, he posts.

It did not take long to establish a huge following.

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“There is umZulu in all of us”.

Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book – Part of a facebook post.

“Today’s Zulu phrase is siya hamba. Siya hamba is “we are leaving”. Our beloved king has spoken and we are getting the hell out of here. Bye-bye. South Africa, ASISADLALI NAWE!

Before you cheer, we’re taking all our shit with us. What? You thought we were just going to take our bheshus (loin cloths)? Haa. You will feel the Zuxit. Zuxit is not as catchy as Brexit but it will be much more devastating and swift.

Brace yourselves because we are taking some of your favourite things with us, starting with Babes Wodumo. Yep, Gqom Queen is coming with us. You can have Mampintsha. Zodwa can also stay. We know you want her to.

We are taking Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s archives and awards. You can keep Anglo-Boer War memorabilia. We definitely do not want that crap”.

Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book – From Facebook to writing a book.

Following from Melusi’s success on Facebook he features regularly on a number of local South African radio stations. His off-center sense of humour, unique writing style, his blunt and frank political comments and pin point social observations give his readers a one-of-a-kind insight into not only the Zulu language but the world Melusi inhabits, as a 21st century Zulu man.

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Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book – Facebook Post

“Inkomo is a cow. The plural of inkomo is izinkomo.

The cow is very important in Zulu culture, because it’s a source of food, its hide can be used for various purposes, and it’s a form of currency. To this day, there are actual instances where the value of some things is calculated in izinkomo. You then have to convert it into rands.

Inkomo is also the word for a person (or group of people) who is (or are) particularly bad at something. In the beginning, it just referred to people who sucked at soccer because they were as useful as a cow on the soccer field. Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates are the archetypes of this kind of soccer player”.

 

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Melusi Tshabalala Learn Everyday Zulu Book

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