Cultural Politics of Translation: East Africa in a Global by Alamin M. Mazrui

By Alamin M. Mazrui

This ebook is the 1st full-length exam of the cultural politics at paintings within the act of translation in East Africa, offering shut serious analyses of a number of texts that exhibit the myriad connections among translation and bigger socio-political forces. taking a look particularly at texts translated into Swahili, the booklet builds at the concept that translation is not only a linguistic technique, but in addition a fancy interplay among tradition, background, and politics, and charts this evolution of the interpretation procedure in East Africa from the pre-colonial to colonial to post-colonial classes. It makes use of textual examples, together with the Bible, the Qur’an, and Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth, from 5 diverse domain names – non secular, political, criminal, journalistic, and literary – and grounds them of their particular socio-political and historic contexts to spotlight the significance of context within the translation method and to unpack the advanced relationships among either international and native forces that infuse those translated texts with an identification all their very own. This e-book offers a accomplished portrait of the multivalent nature of the act of translation within the East African adventure and serves as a key source for college students and researchers in translation experiences, cultural stories, post-colonial experiences, African reports, and comparative literature.

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