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What Does It Mean To 'Sound Black'?07:53
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Here & Now producer Ciku Theuri (Photo courtesy)
Here & Now producer Ciku Theuri (Photo courtesy)

Here & Now producer Ciku Theuri is Black but, for much of her life, she's been told she doesn't sound like it. She describes her journey of accepting her linguistic identity in this essay.

Ciku Theuri and her mother, Serah Theuri.
Ciku Theuri and her mother, Serah Theuri.
Ciku Theuri and her cousin Martha Migui.
Ciku Theuri and her cousin Martha Migui.

This segment aired on October 12, 2020.

Ciku Theuri Twitter Associate Producer, Here & Now
Ciku Theuri is an associate producer for Here & Now. Before coming to WBUR, Ciku was a producer at WGBH in Boston, and at WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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