Let’s celebrate Mother Language Day

In 1999, UNESCO designated 21 February as International Mother Language Day. It’s an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge and celebrate language diversity and to resist the suppression of minority languages.

Have you heard of it? I might not have done if I hadn’t visited a book fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh, almost four decades ago.

Find out more about why it matters and how I learnt about it on this post I wrote for my publisher’s blog.

Mother Language Day for Readers, Authors and Publishers