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Intimate EnemiesTranslation in Francophone Contexts$
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Kathryn Batchelor and Claire Bisdorff

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318672

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.001.0001

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Translation and Current Trends in African Metropolitan Literature

Translation and Current Trends in African Metropolitan Literature

(p.235) Translation and Current Trends in African Metropolitan Literature
Intimate Enemies

Paul F. Bandia

Liverpool University Press

This essay makes the case for a new orientation of postcolonial translation theory based on a paradigm shift in contemporary African literature from preoccupations with relations between the colonized and the colonizer to explorations of relations between the elite and the masses within the postcolony itself. The paradigm of class and power is highlighted in this literary trend which, although still concerned with the theme of power differential characteristic of postcolonial literature, shines the light on inequalities and social conflicts internal to the postcolony. Empirically grounded in the practice of linguistic and literary heteroglossia, the essay explores the fictionalizing of popular discourse as a sociological construct in the study of power relations, and the implications for postcolonial translation research.

Keywords:   postcolony, literary heteroglossia, class and power dynamic, power relations, postcolonial translation, polylingual writing, humour and derision, carnivalesque, post-independence literature

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