Kavita Bhanot and Jeremy TiangNov 17, 2022
21 Essays on Translation
Tilted Axis Press 2022
Frantz Fanon wrote in 1961 that 'Decolonisation is always a violent phenomenon,' meaning that the violence of colonialism can only be counteracted in kind. As colonial legacies linger today, what are the ways in which we can disentangle literary translation from its roots in imperial violence? In Violent Phenomena: 21 Essays on Translation (Tilted Axis Press, 2022), twenty-four writers and translators from across the world share their ideas and practices for disrupting and decolonising translation.
Gargi Binju is a researcher at the University of Tübingen.