Born in a Second Language

ISBN: 9781943735921
Born in a Second Language investigates how Born in a Second Language investigates how translation shapes and alters both language and identity as speakers travel through space and time. In this book, languages are a means of conjuring an existence, of full expression and of defining who one becomes. Home exists on a spectrum: Botswana, Zambia, Ghana, one’s body, music, mother, mother tongue etc. Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie’s book is an exploration of African and female identity, navigating what it means to be in-between identities, languages and homes and how those in-between spaces brush up against each other, and are in themselves, a home too.
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