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Mwenkanonkano = Feminism?

23 October 2022
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International Translation Centre (Hall 4.0 G101)

Translating Feminisms in "The First Woman" by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi


  • Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Author)
  • Alakati Neidhardt (Translator)

"The First Woman" is the first novel by Ugandan author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. Alakati Neidhardt talks to the author about the translation process of the story, political writing and the reinterpretations of traditional and modern feminisms negotiated in the book. What challenges and particularities do African literatures harbour in their translations? How much colonial continuity is there in Ugandan writing? Are there linguistic adaptations for the German market? What connects translations of Afro-diasporic literatures?

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