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Sun, 28 May



No Vernacular: Where's the A in SOAS?

No Vernacular is a Yorùbá conversation mixer designed to bring Yorùbá speakers of all levels together.

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No Vernacular: Where's the A in SOAS?
No Vernacular: Where's the A in SOAS?

Time & Location

28 May 2023, 16:30 – 20:00

London, School Of Oriental & African Studies, 10 Thornhaugh St, London WC1H 0XG, UK

About the event

‘No Vernacular’ is essentially a Yorùbá conversation mixer designed by Yorùbáizm to bring together Yorùbá speakers of all levels! Those who are beginners, fluent, Yorùbá , non-Yorùbá, Nigerian or non-Nigerian are all welcome! It is one of the best ways to improve speaking and listening ability in Yorùbá in a relaxed, informal, judgement free setting.

Each session, a different topic of conversation is chosen with activities and games planned by the Yorùbáizm coordinators. We will have facilitators/conversation leaders available during sessions to facilitate conversations and help guide and support conversations. The space is also intended to be somewhere to learn about Yorùbá culture, engage in meaningful discussion and meet new people at the same time.

This event is in partnership with School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) as part of a series events titled: "Where's the A in SOAS?" 

SOAS, School of Oriental and AFRICAN Studies. But after the African Studies degree was cut off in 2020, Where is the A in SOAS? Where are our indigenous languages, our (hi)stories and cultures at SOAS?

Since the African Studies undergraduate degree was cut off in 2020, SOAS has shown less and less interest in including Afrika and the Afrikan Diaspora in its curriculum. In an institution that claims itself as an advocate for decolonised education, it is unacceptable that so much of the Afrikan historical and cultural heritage is left behind.

WHERE'S THE A IN SOAS is a series of events taking space to talk about the things that they don't want us to know. From stories of independence struggles, languages of our ancestors, and cultures that our generations are keeping alive after decades of repression...

Come and join us for conversation, food, music and community <3


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