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Kenya: defending youth linguistic creativity

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Arts & Culture, Language, Music, Youth

Defending the use of Sheng [1] among the youth in Kenya, Greamhouze notes [2],
“Through Sheng we accurately express our thoughts and ideas.The conception that the youth must speak in English or pure Swahili to get anywhere is colonial/political old guard inherent aptitude. Its true Kenyan youths do not read and if we are to adopt a reading culture through Sheng, so be it. Write about Che Guevara to the youth in sheng and there will be more of his T-shirts in the streets. My point is, knowledge gained in whatever language is not inferior.