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Coetzee, Carli (2015) 'Q and A: S.J. Naudé in conversation with Carli Coetzee.' Africa in Words [Online] .

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Some of the most celebrated recent novels to come out of South Africa circulate almost entirely in English translation. I am thinking here in particular of Marlene van Niekerk’s Agaat. The translation of Agaat has been praised, and Michiel Heyns came up with inventive and brilliant solutions to the problems posed by translating this novel. Yet, reading the English translation after reading the Afrikaans language version, it felt to me as if the deep structures of the novel had shifted in translation.

Item Type: Other
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2015 16:11

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