“How the Language of Jamaica Became Mainstream”


This article is a couple of weeks old, but it is a lovely piece on the cultural prevalence of Patois in Canada and North America. It is timely for me, as I start teaching a journalism class at the University of Technology. One of the assignments involves writing news stories. When discussing this assignment, somehow it came up as to whether or not they can write in Patois. I encouraged them to do so. After all, it is a language and should be Jamaica’s official language.

Check it out here.

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