Unesco prediction on the extinction of Igbo language in 2025
The world is increasingly recording high cases of endangered languages. Endangered language is a language that is at risk of falling out of use as its speakers die out or shift to speaking another language. Endangered la...
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Why my Parents didn’t Teach My Siblings & I Yoruba – Tomi Adeyemi
Bestselling author Tomi Adeyemi in a recent chat with BBC What’s New? talked about growing up in a Nigerian home while living in the U.S. The 25-Year-old writer of Children of Blood and Bone shared why her parents did ...
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One culture, two generations: Learning my mother tongue
Born and raised in Birmingham, Lola is both British and Nigerian. As the oldest daughter, she started the first generation of British-Nigerian in her family. But to what extent can she lay claim to being Nigerian when sh...
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Forgetting Igbo
Nkem Ifejika cannot speak Igbo, the language of his forefathers. Nkem is British of Nigerian descent and comes from one of Nigeria's biggest ethnic groups the Igbo. He is one of the millions of Nigerians, who live in the...
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Why I wish my parents had taught me to speak their language
My mum can speak three languages fluently, my dad can speak two, while I speak just one. On face value, my limited linguistic skills in comparison to my parents may not seem like a big deal. At worst, unfortunate. Langua...
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How Tom and Jerry robs African children indigenous education, socialisation from folk narratives
We came from the Institute of African Studies of Zhenjiang Normal University. Our paper is focused on traditional culture such as folklore, festivals, intangible cultural heritage and some traditional education. Mrs. Mar...
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