Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie uses the mispronunciation of African names

Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks at the Malaria Summit in 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 18, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Commonwealth. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA WireIt can be hard to pronounce English names. For instance when your mother tongue does not differentiate between ‘b’ and ‘p’ and ‘v’ in the way Cambridge born and educated people do?

The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked about the reverse journey. How do people with firm European roots pronounce names from Nigeria. In this article we will find out about the intention of a speaker.

Next to that, we could also talk or write about orthography of for instance Yoruba (probably misspelled).

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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