Translating African Folktales
Thread poster: Bravo1
Bravo1
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Dec 9, 2008

Hi there,

I am a postgrad translation student and as part of my dissertation I would like to translate some west African Folktales from English into French. The course dissertation would be more readily planned if there was an appropriate refernce text or papers that cover this particular project.
Any help, suggestion, advice,... would be more than appriciated!

Thanks

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Judith Imbo  Identity Verified
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Research in African Literatures - quarterly journal Feb 24, 2009

There is an essay:Writing as Translation:
African Literature and the Challenges of Translation
Kwaku A. Gyasi which is in the journal 'Research in African Literatures' 30.2 (1999)

and some links simply found on google -
http://www.socyberty.com/Folklore/Early-Collections-on-African-Folktales.232279

http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=6768


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Bravo1
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Thanks a lot Judith Imbo! Feb 25, 2009

Thanks for the info! Will try to get hold of it! It sounds very interesting and so relevant to my project!
Bravo1


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ykabeya
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Real African Tale Source Mar 30, 2009

You should try works collected by the late ethnographer Amadou Hampâté Bâ (check French Wikipedia). He has extensively collected tales (in French) from the French Soudan (Mali and Niger River environs) from a genuine African point of view.

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Bravo1
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thanks ykabeya Apr 1, 2009

Thanks a lot for your info, it's been very helpful!

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