Multilingual Mothers and their Mother Tongues

LANGUAGE  English; Lithuanian; French

Egle_Mother Tongues Festival 2019Multilingual Mothers and their Mother Tongues Mothering in more than one language and across two or more cultures is a rich and fascinating experience that results in creating unique linguistic and cultural identities for mothers and their children alike. What does that experience involve? What does the emotional and cultural labour transcultural mothers undertake consist of? What emotions and identity transformations does transmitting or refusing to transmit your mother tongue to your own children entail? Do multilingual mothering practices differ from culture to culture or do they share similarities? Come to listen to what multilingual, transcultural mothers have to say!

Eglė Kačkutė ©Vladas Braziūnas
Eglė Kačkutė ©Vladas Braziūnas

Eglė Kačkutė studies books written by and about migrant mothers. She is a multilingual transcultural mother and a charismatic storyteller. Join her lively talk filled with fascinating stories, voices and perspectives of incredible migrant moms!