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Jamila Lyiscott:
3 ways to speak English

TEDSalon NY2014 · 4:29 · Filmed Feb 2014
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Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

Poet and educator
Jamila Lyiscott weaves words about language, education and the African Diaspora. Full bio
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