Monday, September 10, 2007

Rooted in Language

L. Akitelek Papakemus writes on her loss of language, and the consequential loss of culture.

Cut off from their tongue, the secrets of my forefathers are forever lost on me and I remain but the distant echo of a glorious beginning. Though my voice resonates with the timbre of new music there is falsehood in my tongue and I feel myself fettered and reduced to a slave as my master mocks my novel creation.

Read more here.