Track 11: Sindiwe Magona

Sindiwe Magona reminisces about how she couldn't decipher English as a child.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Benjamin Zephaniah    Benjamin Zephaniah describes his love for the organic nature of English language. Play now Benjamin Zephaniah
2 Colin Goh    Colin Goh explains how English influenced his life growing up in Singapore. Play now Colin Goh
3 Derek Simpson    Derek Simpson discusses how growing up in a working class area changed his accent. Play now Derek Simpson
4 Garth Judd    Garth Judd describes his experience adapting his accent to accommodate different environments. Play now Garth Judd
5 Jennifer Childs    Jennifer Childs explains how she's inherited elements of her mothers speaking habits. Play now Jennifer Childs
6 Jung Chang    Jung Chang considers the experience of growing up under Mao and how that affected her access to English. Play now Jung Chang
7 Li Xing    Li Xing describes her relationship with the English language and how it altered her career. Play now Li Xing
8 Megumi Kato Inman    Megumi Kato Inman debates the benefits and obstacles of belonging to different cultures. Play now Megumi Kato Inman
9 Najabulo Ndebele    Najabulo Ndebele explains as a child he was unaware that English was a bi-product of colonialism. Play now Najabulo Ndebele
10 Roline Salomons    Roline Salomons talks about how young she was when she was exposed to English. Play now Roline Salomons
11 Sindiwe Magona    Sindiwe Magona reminisces about how she couldn't decipher English as a child. Play now Sindiwe Magona
12 Vatsala Vedantam    Vatsala Vedantam explains how the English language helped unify her family. Play now Vatsala Vedantam