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Who Am I Without My Mother Tongue?

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It wasn’t long ago when bilingualism was frowned upon—immigrant parents were asked to stick to one language at home so families could all be versed in the lingua franca. But with that unwritten policy, came a loss of connection to family and traditions. Journalist Melissa Hung joins host Krys Boyd to talk about reconciling the loss of a generational language in the face of her mother’s mortality, which she writes about in her essay “Towards Chinatown,” published in Longreads.