West African Literature and Thought in French: Translating Cultures
Friday 22 January 2016, British Library Conference Centre, 10-30-17.00
Some of the most important contemporary writing in French has emerged from West Africa. This event brings together authors (leading writer from the Côte d’Ivoire, Véronique Tadjo), publishers, translators and other specialists to explore topics including the history of the Francophone West African book as well as the complex processes of translation between oral and literary cultures, and across various other linguistic, historical and political contexts.
Event organized in partnership with the AHRC ‘Translating Cultures’ Theme and the Society for French Studies, with the support of the Institut français, in the context of the West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song exhibition.
Fuller information will follow in the New Year. Please do pass this on to anyone who may be interested.