3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

Today’s inspiration on the subject of language – I came across this “tri-tongued orator,” whose powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavours of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents.

 

Moving sentiments:

“I had to borrow your language ’cause mine was stolen… I speak broken English so the profusive gashes can remind us that the current state is not a mystery…. this is not a promotion of ignorance this is a linguistic celebration.”

 

 

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