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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.”
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Jamila does a beautiful job of weaving history, culture and social issues into a single poem that gets to the heart of both the beauty and challenges of linguistics in America.

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