Molo, ungani? – Hello, how are you? – are the Xhosa words we learned first and use very often here. All our neighbours – and there are many! – are very nice and curious about the “Umlungus”, the white people in the Township. Many keep asking us incredulously if we really live here. Umlungus in the Township are not an everyday sight.
Speaking of everyday life: For us, too, life in Khayelitsha is a completely new experience. As soon as we drive to our new home, we experience the change from one world to another. This for us new world – life in the Township – is difficult to explain. Here is an attempt:
We all live here under one small roof: Tommi, Khosi, the children Arthi, Asi and Nelson and the two of us. It’s cramped and kind of cosy in a simple way. In any case, there is always something going on when the children from the neighbourhood come to visit us to see what the “Umlungus” are doing today.