The official ball of soccer's World Cup, currently reaching the end of group-stage competition in South Africa, is called the Jabulani. Its name means celebration in Zulu.
Imagine, then, how pleased I was to come across the following earlier today in The Gooseberry Fool, third of James McClure's Kramer and Zondi novels:
"Jabula is a word with more than one meaning in colloquial Zulu: It is used for happiness, and for beer."Who said crime fiction is not educational?
© Peter Rozovsky 2010