Words and titles are important to me. A title is an entrance into what the work is about, as well as having the potential for humor and mischief.
Afrikaans is the language I feel most comfortable with, since it is my mother’s tongue, and one that allows me the freedom to break the rules and play with it. Afrikaans can be very serious, but also playful. I do my thinking in Afrikaans so it is inevitable that it will show up in the titles of my work. It is actually a pity that it sometimes get lost in translation.
Random note: Other languages I wish I could speak: Spanish, Italian, Xhosa and Sign language.
Anyway I will leave you with a song that stuck in my head for weeks…..