By Alamin M. Mazrui
This publication is the 1st full-length exam of the cultural politics at paintings within the act of translation in East Africa, delivering shut serious analyses of numerous texts that display the myriad connections among translation and bigger socio-political forces. taking a look in particular at texts translated into Swahili, the booklet builds at the thought that translation isn't just a linguistic technique, but additionally a posh interplay among tradition, heritage, and politics, and charts this evolution of the interpretation approach in East Africa from the pre-colonial to colonial to post-colonial sessions. It makes use of textual examples, together with the Bible, the Qur’an, and Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth, from 5 diversified domain names – non secular, political, felony, journalistic, and literary – and grounds them of their particular socio-political and old contexts to focus on the significance of context within the translation approach and to unpack the advanced relationships among either worldwide and native forces that infuse those translated texts with an id all their very own. This booklet presents a complete portrait of the multivalent nature of the act of translation within the East African event and serves as a key source for college students and researchers in translation stories, cultural stories, post-colonial experiences, African stories, and comparative literature.
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