Nobel Literature Prize Update (Oct 8, 2021) Tanzania's Abdulrazak Gurnah (阿卜杜勒-拉扎克·古尔纳) has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. For details in English, visit the official Nobel web site (https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2021/bio-bibliography). For a Chinese-language report, visit here (https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/4FrRZ72musxIlEhfI7leGA). To the best of my knowledge, Gurnah's work has rarely been translated into Chinese. But I have … Continue reading 非洲文学：中文译本 African Writing in Chinese Translation
Recent Interviews with African Novelists (非洲作家最近受访): Petina Gappah, Zimbabwean author of Out of Darkness, Shining Light, about 19th-century explorer David Livingstone: “Livingstone was an absolute gossip and his journals were valuable – he wrote about other people, but also about nature, ants, leaves. The most interesting snippets, I weaved into the story. I learned Swahili … Continue reading 非漂出版专讯: 2020.4 AfroLit4China Newsbriefs
Can Literary Imports Change Chinese Perceptions of Africa? : My piece on AfroLit in Chinese is up now at Sixth Tone: Since the founding of the modern Chinese state in 1949, there have been three waves of African literary imports. The first, which emerged in the 1980s, was ideologically driven. Empowered by Beijing’s policy of promoting … Continue reading African Literature: On China’s Cultural Radar Yet?