WHAT’S IN A NAME?

25 January

Group A: Half the class after Viewpoints Training

Group A: Half the class after Viewpoints Training

These are the beautiful African names of some of my students. There is constant laughter as I try to remember and pronounce these exotic names.

Olele . . .Obudo . . . Otieno . . . Matete . . . Yakub . . .Mwangangi . . . Peninah . . . Levis

My class of 71 students has grown to 82 students.

In this one class I have women named:

Charity . . . Faith . . . Purity . . . and Salome

In this one class I have men named:

Kelvin . . . Kelvinson . . . Kelvine . . . and Kevin

And in this one class I have students with names of the friends of my parents, names from the past, names of another generation, no longer common in America but flourishing in Africa:

Nancy . . . Francis . . . Jean . . . Victor . . . Nelson . . . and George

The surnames are Kenyan poetry:

Kimani . . . Kipkemboi . . . Kathambi . . . Kimwama . . . Nyabasa . . . Njoki . . . Njeri . . . Ngeno . . . Nguta . . . Mwangi . . . Mwende . . . Momanyi . . . Muriithi . . . Mwaniki . . . Wangari . . . Wairimu . . . Wanjiku . . . Wachira . . . and Onono

Oh. No. No. I have pride in learning names quickly. I am struggling.

Half the class in steel desks after being given the 5-Moment Montage Directing exercise

Half the class in steel desks after being given the 5-Moment Montage Directing exercise

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This entry was published on January 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm. It’s filed under People, Teaching and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “WHAT’S IN A NAME?

  1. Thank you for mentioning my name.i was just googling to be shocked a rare name surname kimwama mentioned here

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