Thursday January 05th 2023, 10:51 pm
Filed under: History

I can’t imagine believing all your life that your father had never learned to read or write and only finding out ten years after his death that he most certainly did. In a system going back to the 10th century.

I remember reading a profile of Richard Nixon years ago where he justified his intense racism by saying, All those people in Africa and across all of history they never even came up with a written language? They never kept records?

But they did.

Ajami, a modified Arabic, was never taught in school by the colonialists nor acknowledged.

With help from my friend Lise, I stumbled across this very cool story from my late father’s alma mater.

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That’s fascinating!

Comment by ccr in MA 01.06.23 @ 7:02 am

Wow!!! How thrilling (and sad in a way) this discovery is.

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 01.06.23 @ 9:17 am


But then again, it was often said that the women were illiterate because they “only” read and wrote in Yiddish.

Comment by Afton 01.06.23 @ 1:08 pm

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