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Why My Parents Didn’t Teach My Siblings And I Yoruba – Nigerian Writer Tomi Adeyemi

Bestselling author Tomi Adeyemi in a recent chat with BBC What’s New? talked about growing up in a Nigerian home while living in the U.S.

The 25-Year-old writer of Children of Blood and Bone shared why her parents did not teach her and her siblings their native language – Yoruba.

She said they didn’t teach them because they wanted to use it as a ‘secret language’ so her and her siblings won’t know what they’re talking about.

Tomi shared that she always teases her parents for denying them the opportunity while commenting on adjusting to the life of being a child of first generation immigrants.

Watch the video below:



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