Don’t Kill Your Language – Speak Your Mother Tongue

“Allow me to speak my Arab tongue
before they occupy my language as well -
Allow me to speak my mother tongue
before they colonize her memory as well”

Rafeef Ziadeh [1]

Listen to Suzanne Talhouk speaking at TedxBeirut in 2012 about the importance of speaking and preserving ones native language in the face of globalization and cases of colonized people.


[1] Rafeef Ziadeh, Palestinian-Canadian spoken word artist and activist performing ‘Shades of Anger‘ on 12/11/2011 in London. View full performance here.

Submitted by AIDD Collective on 11 March 2014.

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