Event: West African Literature and Thought in French: Translating Cultures, 22 January 2016, London

West African Literature and Thought in French: Translating Cultures


Friday 22 January 2016, 10.30-17.00, British Library Conference Centre


aquotesSome 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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