From the Identities project
 
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Malika Bakayoko’s mother and father come from different tribes with different languages.
 
Their language in common was French, so that is what she learned at home and school. Now she longs to feel comfortable with her tribal families, but she cannot even talk to them. She must always turn to her father and say, “What is she saying?”
 
From the Identities project
 
Mom is Christian, Dad is Muslim
Mom is Ébrié, Dad is Dioula
So they speak in French
Neither of them taught us
The language of their tribe
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