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Shona101

Shona 101 is now available for download!

Shona101 is finally out! As they say, time flies when you’re having fun, hence 8 weeks has flown by with the development, completion and release of Shona101. Click to download Shona101 for iOS Click to download Shona101 for Android For some background to Shona101, read my earlier...
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Shona 101 - Update #1

Shona 101 Update #1 – In the Beginning

It’s been an exciting start to 2018 with Linford Zirangwa joining Genii Games for a 2-month internship. For some background, Linford and I met last summer during my 6-week YALI (Young Africa Leaders Initiative) Mandela Washington Fellowship at Dartmouth College, Hanover. One of...
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Our cultural heritage and external validation

Our cultural heritage and external validation

I once watched a video where a white lady was filmed singing in Yoruba. It wasn’t the first time I’d come across such, hence the public reaction to it on social media was predictable; excitement and surprise that a westerner identifies with our native language. A series of tweets...
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Lessons From South Africa on Native Languages

Lessons From South Africa on Native Languages

This piece draws on my firsthand experience of South Africa’s native languages and how it can serve to inspire other African countries struggling with a decline in their native languages. During my recent trip to South Africa, I visited an old friend who is now resident in...
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ALERT: DEAD NIGERIAN LANGUAGES!

We bring to your notice a list of extinct Nigerian languages. According to Ethnologue SIL, there are no living speakers of these languages. There were no generational transits in the family of the speakers, and this is the case in most cases. Somehow, parents stopped speaking...
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