Mother Tongue

Multi-lingual people are more creative since they can see the world from at least two different cultural perspectives.

Exhortations With Shazzy

Most African families tend to renounce their mother tongue and resort to the Western language. It’s quite interesting because we’ve all been taught to master the English language, which is good. After all, that is our medium of instruction. I just get surprised when I see young children who cannot speak their home language.

Having attended a public school where education is generally regarded as of low quality, I’ve always wanted to be well fluent in the English language. I knew I had to work twice as hard if I wanted to master it unlike those who went to private schools. That’s when I resorted to reading books so that I can improve my vocabulary. Anyway, that’s not the point I’m trying to raise now.

I want to talk about the new generation of children who cannot speak their mother tongue at all. They twang like they were born with…

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