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The complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in the Eritrean diaspora
A young diaspora learns to accept and move past deep-seated resentment toward her father’s country in this short poem.
“I Swear on My Mother’s Tongue” is a collection of writing about the frustrations of acquiring a new tongue, or in this context the parent’s first language, often a dilemma for immigrant children residing outside of his|her family’s native country. 31 questions introduces the series and affirms to the diaspora that their frustration is not in vain.