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River in an Ocean: Essays on Translation

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River in an Ocean: Essays on Translation

by Khairani Barokka
Edited by Nuzhat Abbas

Format: Paperback, English
228 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: 177525674X/9781775256748
Published Jun 01, 2023 by Trace Press

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“Translation, here, is decolonial feminist work.”- from the Foreword by Françoise Vergès.

What are the histories, constraints, and possibilities of language in relation to bodies, origins, land, colonialism, gender, war, displacement, desire, and migration?

Moving across genres, memories, belongings, and borders, these luminous essays by poets, writers, and translators invite us to consider translation as a form of ethical and political love – one that requires attentive regard of an other – and a making and unmaking of self.

Contributors include: Khairani Barokka, Yasmine Haj, Otoniya J. Okot Bitek, Nedra Rodrigo, Suneela Mubayi, Iryn Tushabe, Gopika Jadeja, Rahat Kurd, Geetha Sukumaran, Norah Alkharashi, and Lisa Ndejuru.



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