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By Kathryn Batchelor

ISBN-10: 1138173029

ISBN-13: 9781138173026

ISBN-10: 1905763174

ISBN-13: 9781905763177

The linguistically cutting edge element of Francophone African literature has been famous and studied from various angles over contemporary many years, but little awareness has been paid to what occurs to such literature while it truly is translated into one other language. Taking as its corpus all sub-Saharan Francophone African texts that experience ever been released in English, this booklet explores the ways that translators process leading edge beneficial properties resembling African-language borrowings, neologisms and different planned manipulations of French, depictions of sociolinguistic version, and a number of different types of wordplay. the results in their translation judgements are drawn out almost about the wider significances which are frequently accorded to postcolonial literature, and previous critics' demands a decolonized translation perform are explored from either a pragmatic and theoretical attitude. those findings are used to push in the direction of a close research of the postcolonial flip in translation stories, drawing at the paintings of key postcolonial theorists such has Homi ok. Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak.

This is a well timed and incisive severe evaluate of up to date discourses at the ethics and politics of translation.

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