The Francophone African Text: Translation and the Postcolonial Experience

Author:   Kwaku A. Gyasi ,  Michael G Paulson ,  Tamara Alvarez-Detrell
Publisher:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Volume:   48
ISBN:  

9780820478302


Pages:   133
Publication Date:   04 September 2006
Format:   Hardback
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Focusing on the African writer and the language of the former colonial power, The Francophone African Text: Translation and the Postcolonial Experience highlights the writer's re-appropriation of the foreign language in the creative writing process. It calls attention to the African writer's use of French, a process of creative translation in which the writer's words form a hybrid code that compels the original French to refer to the indigenous African language for meaning. Examining a group of works under the theme of translation, this book reveals that a consideration of both ideological and linguistic elements enhances understanding of the subject from the broader perspective of postcolonial discourse.

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Author:   Kwaku A. Gyasi ,  Michael G Paulson ,  Tamara Alvarez-Detrell
Publisher:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Imprint:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Volume:   48
Weight:   0.410kg
ISBN:  

9780820478302


ISBN 10:   082047830
Pages:   133
Publication Date:   04 September 2006
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This book is an important contribution to Francophone literary translation studies. Its approach to literary translation - not just in the conventional, linguistic sense, but more fundamentally as the expression, in the case of Francophone African writers, of what the author calls an 'alien' imagination in a European tongue-is of significance, beyond its immediate literature of reference, for second-language literary studies. (John Conteh-Morgan, Associate Professor of French and Editor of 'Research in African Literatures', The Ohio State University)


« This book is an important contribution to Francophone literary translation studies. Its approach to literary translation - not just in the conventional, linguistic sense, but more fundamentally as the expression, in the case of Francophone African writers, of what the author calls an « 'alien' imagination in a European tongue -- John Conteb-Morgan


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The Author: Kwaku A. Gyasi is Associate Professor of Foreign Languages at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received his Ph.D. in French from The Ohio State University. His publications have appeared in several professional journals.

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