West African Literature and Thought in French: Translating Cultures
Friday 22 January 2016, 10.30-17.00, British Library Conference Centre
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.
Full programme below, and details of registration here: http://www.bl.uk/events/west-african-literature-and-thought-in-french-translating-cultures
The event is organized in the context of the British Library exhibition ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’. The exhibition is open from 9.30, and those who intend to visit it in advance of the seminar may book tickets separately: http://www.bl.uk/events/west-africa-word-symbol-song
10.30-11.00: Registration. Tea/ Coffee
11.00-11.10: Welcome: Janet Zmroczek (Head of European and Americas Collections, British…
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