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Say It In Igbo: Jisie Ike

A year ago, my husband and I were blessed with our son. When  we first became pregnant, I urged my husband to choose our son’s name and he obliged by selecting Osinachi which means “it comes from God” or “gift of the Creator.”…

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Standardization of Africa’s Native Dialects

Standardization of Africa’s Native Dialects
To the novice, major African Cultures like Yoruba and Igbo are singular entities with common languages that have existed since the proverbial Tower of Babel. However, beneath the surface, some of these cultures are anything but simple with diverse sub-cultural characteristics.Prior to working on the Yoruba101 and Igbo101 language-learning…

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Unlearning,learning and mastering

Unlearning,learning and mastering
Teaching creative writing can be an uphill task, especially if your students are competent in their mother tongue and struggling in English. Its even harder when all their lives they have been socialised to believe that English is superior to their 'vernacular'. I hate that word, morpho-pragmatically, in each and…

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