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LINGUIST List 19.2182

Tue Jul 08 2008

Books: Translation/Sociolinguistics: Bandia

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        1.    Ken Baker, Translation as Reparation: Bandia


Message 1: Translation as Reparation: Bandia
Date: 08-Jul-2008
From: Ken Baker <StJeromecompuserve.com>
Subject: Translation as Reparation: Bandia
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Title: Translation as Reparation
Subtitle: Writing and Translation in Postcolonial Africa
Published: 2008
Publisher: St. Jerome Publishing Ltd
                http://www.stjerome.co.uk

Author: Paul Bandia
Paperback: ISBN: 1905763069 9781905763061 Pages: 270 Price: U.K. £ 22.50
Abstract:

Translation as Reparation showcases postcolonial Africa by offering African
European-language literature as a case study for postcolonial translation
theory, and proposes a new perspective for postcolonial literary criticism
informed by theories of translation. The book focuses on translingualism
and interculturality in African Europhone literature, highlighting the role
of oral culture and artistry in the writing of fiction. The fictionalizing
of African orature in postcolonial literature is viewed in terms of
translation and an intercultural writing practice which challenge the
canons of colonial linguistic propriety through the subversion of social
and linguistic conventions. The study opens up pathways for developing new
insights into the ethics of translation, as it raises issues related to the
politics of language, ideology, identity, accented writing and translation.
It confirms the place of translation theory in literary criticism and
affirms the importance of translation in the circulation of texts,
particularly those from minority cultures, in the global marketplace.

Grounded in a multidisciplinary approach, the book will be of interest to
students and scholars in a variety of fields, including translation
studies, African literature and culture, sociolinguistics and
multilingualism, postcolonial and intercultural studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=36479


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