“Speaking to My Father in a Dead Language”

The loss of languages, and the often twinned issues of migration and parent-child relationships, is a global issue. This was an article on speaking his father’s lost Calabria (a dialect of Southern Italy), by Joseph Luzzi.

“My family had no need to worship the idols of the second- and third-generation immigrants, with their cries of “mamma mia.” When my father swore at me in Italian, he did so out of anger and not nostalgia. “

You can read the full article at the New York Times by clicking here.

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