Publication Year

Holding My Tongue


From: Tongues


Languages: Ayapa Zoque, Norwegian. On losing a mother tongue.



Hege Anita Jakobsen Lepri

HEGE A. JAKOBSEN LEPRI is a Norwegian-Canadian translator and writer. She had her first story published in English in 2013 and is still not sure what her “heart language” is. She’s the winner of the inaugural Frances Thomas Memorial Flash Fiction Award. Her most recent work is featured or forthcoming in This Magazine, Fiddlehead, New Quarterly, Round Table Literary Journal, Open: Journal of Arts and Letters, Carve Literary Magazine, The Maynard, Hobart, Agnes and True,Prism International, and elsewhere. Find her at