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Celebrating Mother Tongues in Swansea

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posted on 2022-10-05, 11:56 authored by jeni Williamsjeni Williams

February 21st celebrates the importance of the mother tongue throughout the world. And Swansea is blossoming with languages from around the world. A brief survey of members of Swansea Women's Asylum and Refugee Support group revealed 33 different languages! The Kenyan poet Hannah Sabatia shared her poem 'The Sound of My Language' with the group and the names, countries and poem were combined in an image to illustrate the individual significance of each of those unique and beloved languages.

Hannah's poem appeared in the anthology My Heart Loves in My Language: Stories and Poems from Swansea, Hafan, 2017


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.

This item can also be found on the Covid Chronicles website.