Africans are multi-cultural and mostly bilingual.
Across the continent we speak at least two languages and have more than one cultural perspective. The socio-economic benefits are immense.
Our children excel academically and are excellent communicators. However, we take our primary culture and language for granted, seeing and treating it as inferior, not passing it on.
Therefore, by the 2nd generation most of that value is lost, our children become monolingual, many have an identity crisis and sense of self-worth is eroded.
In the 1st session of our 3-part live webinar series, our speakers Tunde Kelani (Prolific Nigerian Filmmaker), Professor Zhu Hua (Chair of Educational Linguistics, University of Birmingham) and Ukamaka Olisakwe (Nigerian Novelist) will explore the risks, benefits and challenges of living across multiple cultures and languages without losing the sense of who we are.
Watch the webinar video here: https://youtu.be/tg5_cQhNyLg