Who has not his mother, suckles his grandmother. This wolof of Senegal adage tells us that the absence of the native language and the adoption of another language, far from being a handicap, would open more “naturally” to the universal. The author, whose parents are Fulani speaking Pulaar, delivers his experience and his relationship to his two family “second languages”, Wolof and French.
Sow, Cheikh Tidiane
"Nous habitons les langues et les langues nous habitent,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 82
, Article 10.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol82/iss1/10