The work of translation is a work of art. You travel back and forth from one world to another. One world you are familiar with, the other less so. Naudé writes about translating his own work. He writes about his fading grasp of his Afrikaner-language-memory. He writes about the changes in the languages he used … Continue reading from afrikaans to english
She brings you back in the story to the birth of Olikoye, the boy with the Yoruba-name. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is at it again. She keeps on honing her skills and captivating her readers.
There is something attractive in lists. At least, to some people. They like to put things, people, books in a numerical order and exclame at the end: this is THE list. Some put their list in a bucket. Others put their list online. Some go as far as involving the BBC. Here you find a … Continue reading the 21st century’s 12 greatest novels