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STS0003: Prof Carolyn Cooper on Miss Lou and the Prapa Prapa Jamaican writing system (includes an introduction by Ras Astehmari Batekun to using the Ethiopian Fidel (syllabary-alphabet) to write Prapa Prapa Jamaican).
After hearing and seeing Prof Carolyn Cooper present on submerged narratives in Caribbean literature and popular culture I was moved to speak with her further on matters of linguistics and her vanguard efforts in promoting the writing and broadened professional use of the Jamaican language for the advancement of deeper, more natural learning and self realisation.
We spoke about her life, Miss Lou, Anansi and also explored ways of using the Ethiopian Fidel (syllabary-alphabet) to write Prapa Prapa Jamaican
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– Article transcribed with the Ethiopian script (Fidel) by Ras Astehmari Batekun , September 2016. Original Article: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20150215/cleisure/cleisure3.html