‘Speaking Shona was associated with humiliation’

Petina GappahIn this article the Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah tells about the use of languages. Which one to use? What are associations of languages? Is your mother tongue accepted at every place? It is an article attached to the book Decolonizing the mind by the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. This book has been translated into German.

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