Born in a Second Language (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781943735921
ISBN-10: 1943735921
Publisher: Button Poetry
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English