Which language should I speak, by Arun Kamble?

Which language should I speak, by Arun Kamble?

The poem "Which language shall I speak?" by Arun Kamble expresses the sorrow of a Dalit speaker who is torn between two linguistic situations: "You whore-son, talk as we do," my grandfather, the constant inhabitant of my body, the household of tradition beaped on his back, yells at me. "Why don't you talk like they do?" He's referring to the upper-caste people with whom I share my life. "They're not going to teach you anything if you can't even speak their language."

Dalits, or "Untouchables" as they are more commonly known in English, are an oppressed class in India's caste system. They are denied access to resources and opportunities that are afforded to others based on their birth rank into one of the higher castes.

In modern India, there are efforts being made to include Dalits in the mainstream society through affirmative action programs, but they remain an oppressed class. The language issue affects them today because it affected their ancestors long ago when India was under British rule. There were two languages spoken in India at that time: English and Hindi. The rulers decided that only those who could communicate with each other would be able to exchange ideas and concepts related to government, which led to the emergence of an educated class of speakers for these two languages.

Can Kun speak English?

Winwin and Kun can both speak a little English here and there, and I feel they comprehend it rather well. Winwin was also studying English and referred to himself as WonWon in the past tense. Yangyang was urging Kun to speak English during a Weibo live, and he mentioned having a cat. Maybe he just likes cats?

Kun is Chinese name that means "child" or "boy", and Yangyang is his wife who is a famous Chinese actress. They have been married for more than ten years and have a son named Winwin who is eight years old.

Kun made his debut in 2011 with the album Child of Heaven. He has gone on to become one of the most popular young musicians in China. His songs are usually about his daily life and love stories between young people.

He uses his own pen name because he wants his music to be the main thing instead of being influenced by other artists. He says that he writes songs that reflect what he feels like singing at that moment.

As for an English language background, Kun can speak a few words here and there. He said in 2014 that he wanted to learn more about America and England, so I think this might be why he learned some words from their languages.

What language does Baaba Maal speak?

Pulaar, Despite his global outlook, he has always remained true to his roots by singing in Pulaar, the Fulani dialect of the Senegal River valley. Baaba's work is a contemporary take on the West African storytelling troubadour tradition of the griot. Like many singers before him, he uses music as a tool for social change.

Baaba Maal means "father of songs" in Pulaar, and that is exactly what this legendary musician was to his people: a father figure who taught them how to tell stories with music. He began his career at age 13 when he played alongside his father on the family drum. Later becoming one of the most important voices in Senegalese music, he influenced countless musicians throughout Africa and the world. He died in January 2015 at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer.

Baaba Maal's music is known for its simple poetic lyrics that touch upon social issues such as poverty, war, and famine. He used to say that music can be a weapon against injustice. His message continues to be heard by many through his influence on other musicians across Africa and around the world.

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