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English translation: members of the Ouled Riah tribe, laid out in the fresh air side like trophies

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10:58 Jan 12, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Paper on Djebar's novel L’amour, la fantasia
German term or phrase: wie Trophäen in der Sonne exponierten Ouled Riah bilden
Wie bereits angedeutet, ist diese Materialität vor allem durch jene Überreste gegeben, die sowohl die obig genannten Körperfragmente als auch die Leichen der vom Kommandanten Pélissier wie Trophäen in der Sonne exponierten Ouled Riah bilden (AF 107).
Lorna O'Donoghue
Local time: 02:53
English translation:members of the Ouled Riah tribe, laid out in the fresh air side like trophies
Explanation:
After the massacre, Pélissier obviously arranged the body parts and the corpses outside the caves in full view...

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"As Pélissier draws up his report, his words bring back that night of 19 June ... Six hundred members of the Ouled Riah tribe, laid out in the fresh air side"

[From: Abdel-Jaouad, Hedi
The Sands of Rhyme: Thackeray and Abd al Qadir
Research in African Literatures - Volume 30, Number 3, Fall 1999, pp. 194-206]

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Nicole Schnell
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Local time: 18:53
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3 +1members of the Ouled Riah tribe, laid out in the fresh air side like trophies
Nicole Schnell


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members of the Ouled Riah tribe, laid out in the fresh air side like trophies


Explanation:
After the massacre, Pélissier obviously arranged the body parts and the corpses outside the caves in full view...

This might be helpful:

"As Pélissier draws up his report, his words bring back that night of 19 June ... Six hundred members of the Ouled Riah tribe, laid out in the fresh air side"

[From: Abdel-Jaouad, Hedi
The Sands of Rhyme: Thackeray and Abd al Qadir
Research in African Literatures - Volume 30, Number 3, Fall 1999, pp. 194-206]

I didn't want to sign up to be able to read the full article...




    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?as_q=Ouled+Riah+P%C3%A9lissier&...
Nicole Schnell
United States
Local time: 18:53
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 32
Grading comment
Many thanks

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neutral  writeaway: yes, but how do you explain the syntax of the German (Ouled Riah goes with what) and how do you translate bilden. /is easily researched but you've just paraphrased and not translated the sentence at hand. where do you see caves?
3 mins
  -> Research. Turned out to be a pretty brutal story. The Ouled Riah were a tribe that got smoked out in their caves. "Die Leichen der O.R." = the corpses of the O.R. tribal members//About Pelissier: http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:Rs1AhtyKe7wJ:rulers.or

agree  Anne Schulz: @lorna and writeaway: 'bilden' would then go with 'Überreste' - fragments and corpses ... are (bilden) remainders which represent the materiality discussed above (whatever the philosophy of this may be).
52 mins
  -> Thank you, Anne! :)
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