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Forgetting Igbo

April 26th, 2016

Episode 1241 of 1501 episodes

BBC presenter Nkem Ifejika cannot speak Igbo the language of his forefathers. He wants to know why he was never taught Igbo as a child and travels to the Igbo heartland in the south-east of Nigeria to explore the demise of a once proud language. He discovers that recent history has had profound effects on Igbo culture and identity. He discovers too that some Igbos are seeking to reassert their language and culture.

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