When Nobody Can Pronounce Your Name

Nov 08, 2012, 02:24 PM

As a child growing up in 1980s Britain, journalist Sangita Myska desperately wanted a name her white English friends could pronounce. She says getting someone to pronounce her name was like sending it through a verbal mincer: Sanjeeta, Fangita, Sageeta, Sangria. As she tries to book a table in a restaurant, we hear just what this feels like when you have a 'foreign' sounding name. Sangita Myska presents What's in a Name? on BBC Radio 4 on Friday, 9 November at 11:00 GMT. Listen again via the Radio 4 website.