African Languages Matter: Is There Still Time to Prevent Cultural Genocide?
ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, Nov 16 (IPS) - As a 10 year-old newly arrived in Lagos from England, I recall listening intently to how the Yoruba language - my father's language - was spoken. I would constantly repeat in my head or verbally repeat what I thought I had heard. I was not always successful. Many times, what would come out of my mouth would throw my friends into fits of laughter.