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LINGUIST List 21.2933

Thu Jul 15 2010

Books: Translation: Steiner

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        1.    Ken Baker, Translated People, Translated Texts: Steiner

Message 1: Translated People, Translated Texts: Steiner
Date: 06-Oct-2009
From: Ken Baker <StJeromecompuserve.com>
Subject: Translated People, Translated Texts: Steiner
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Title: Translated People, Translated Texts
Subtitle: Language and Migration in Contemporary African Literature
Published: 2009
Publisher: St. Jerome Publishing Ltd
                http://www.stjerome.co.uk

Book URL: http://http://www.stjerome.co.uk/page.php?id=535&doctype=StJBooks§ion=3&msg=&finds=0&string=

Author: Tina Steiner
Paperback: ISBN: 9781905763184 Pages: 180 Price: U.K. £ 22.50 Comment: incl. pp
Abstract:

Translated People, Translated Texts examines contemporary migration
narratives by four African writers who live in the diaspora and write in English:
Leila Aboulela and Jamal Mahjoub from the Sudan, now living in Scotland and
Spain respectively, and Abdulrazak Gurnah and Moyez G. Vassanji from
Tanzania, now residing in the UK and Canada.

Focusing on how language operates in relation to both culture and identity,
Steiner foregrounds the complexities of migration as cultural translation.
Cultural translation is a concept which locates itself in postcolonial literary
theory as well as translation studies. The manipulation of English in such a
way as to signify translated experience is crucial in this regard. The study
focuses on a particular angle on cultural translation for each writer under
discussion: translation of Islam and the strategic use of nostalgia in Leila
Aboulela's texts; translation and the production of scholarly knowledge in
Jamal Mahjoub's novels; translation and storytelling in Abdulrazak Gurnah's
fiction; and translation between the individual and old and new communities in
Vassanji's work.

Translated People, Translated Texts makes a significant contribution to our
understanding of migration as a common condition of the postcolonial world
and offers a welcome insight into particular travellers and their unique
translations.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=43907


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