David Patrick Lane interviews Amos, a garbage man in Johannesburg, on July 2, 2010 about his feelings on Bafana’s exit from the tournament and his love for Africa.
Creator: David Patrick Lane
Date Original: July 2, 2010
Date Digital: January 16, 2014
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Source: Originally published on David Patrick Lane’s blog.
David Patrick Lane (DPL): Ok, it’s morning in Johannesburg and folks are starting a day’s work. Good morning, sir. What’s your name?
Amos: I’m Amos Grabel (sp?)
DPL: Nice to meet you, sir.
Amos: Thanks to you.
DPL: How are you feeling now that Bafana is out of the World Cup?
Amos: I don’t feel that bad about it because we’ve still got Ghana on our side.
DPL: Ah! So you’re a Ghana man?
Amos: No, I’m an African man.
DPL: You’re an African man!
DPL: Brilliant, brilliant. So you’re behind the Black Stars now?
DPL: You’d like to see them go all the way and win the World Cup?
Amos: Let them try their best!
DPL: Ha! Brilliant! Brilliant! Tell me more about, about how you feel about Africa.
Amos: Africa. Africa is a very grand country. I like it. Because I grow in Africa.
Amos: Yes. Otherwise, besides everything, Africa is number one.
DPL: Right, right.
DPL: Great. Thank you very much, sir.
Amos: Not to mention.
DPL: Lovely to talk to you.
Amos: Back to you.
DPL: Good luck to the Black Stars. Cheers.
Amos: To you also.
DPL: Bye now.
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Contributing Institution: Liz Timbs; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University