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Teeth Marks: The Translator's Dilemma

by Chigozie Obioma

The Literary Life

January/February 2016

<p>A Nigerian-born author and professor provides an in-depth look at two versions of the same text, one in the original Yoruba, and an English translation by Nobel Prize–winning author and translator Wole Soyinka. In his comparison of the two, Obioma poses the question: Is the writer who translates another writer preforming an act of creation or destruction?</p>

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News and Trends

November/December 2015

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Dallas, Texas–based Deep Vellum Publishing, a nonprofit press that focuses on literature in translation and is committed to supporting the growing literary community in Dallas.

How Do You Translate a Gunshot? Charlie Hebdo, Francophone Culture, and the Translation Conundrum

by Jennifer Solheim

Special Section

November/December 2015

<p>In the wake of the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> massacre, a French scholar and literary translator discusses the need for translators to be well versed in intersectional knowledge of culture and history.</p>

What Is Written for You: From Starvation to Salvation in Bulgaria

by Angela Rodel

Special Section

November/December 2015

<p>An American expat details her experience in becoming a translator of Bulgarian literature, and how it is “one of the best, most intellectually and spiritually fulfilling careers [she] could imagine.”</p>

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