Parutions 2019

Book: Decolonising Multilingualism Struggles to Decreate

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2019

Author: Alison Phipps

Multilingual Matters, 25 June 2019, ISBN 9781788924047

What if my own multilingualism is simply that of one who is fluent in way too many colonial languages?

If we are going to do this, if we are going to decolonise multilingualism, let’s do it as an attempt at a way of doing it.

If we are going to do this, let’s cite with an eye to decolonising.

If we are going to do this then let’s improvise and devise. This is how we might learn the arts of decolonising.

If we are going to do this then we need different companions.

If we are going to do this we will need artists and poetic activists.

If we are going to do this, let’s do it in a way which is as local as it is global; which affirms the granulations of the way peoples name their worlds.

Finally, if we are going to do this, let’s do it multilingually.

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