非洲文学:中文译本 African Writing in Chinese Translation

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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

African Fiction: Exports to China on the Rise in 2017

Believe it or not, China imports more from Africa than just oil, diamonds and exotic parts of endangered species to maximize male, erh, performance (壮阳). Fiction writing, for instance. According to my newly updated mini-database of African literature in translation — 非洲文学 : 中文译本 — there are almost 100 contemporary African works (mainly novels) now … Continue reading African Fiction: Exports to China on the Rise in 2017

非漂出版专讯: 2017.9 AfroLit4China Newsbriefs

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, speaking in Glossing Africa, questions the practice of briefly defining, footnoting, or otherwise clarifying the usage of indigenous terms in one’s fiction writing: There’s a part of me that just deeply resents the fact that there’re many parts of the world where the fiction that comes from there is read as anthropology rather … Continue reading 非漂出版专讯: 2017.9 AfroLit4China Newsbriefs

African Literature in China: Still Stuck on “Things Fall Apart”?

China’s 21-century investment in Africa is massive, multifaceted and a cause of anxiety for leaders in Washington, London, Paris and among the continent’s other former colonial masters, as well as New Delhi. But China is not just busy building airports and railways in Africa, or inking deals to monopolize the exploitation and export of valuable minerals and … Continue reading African Literature in China: Still Stuck on “Things Fall Apart”?

African Lit in Chinese Translation: Still Stuck on “Things Fall Apart”?

China’s 21-century investment in Africa is massive, multifaceted and a cause for anxiety to leaders in Washington, London, Paris and among the continent’s other former colonial masters, as well as New Delhi. But China is not just busy building airports and railways in Africa, or inking deals to monopolize the exploitation and export of valuable … Continue reading African Lit in Chinese Translation: Still Stuck on “Things Fall Apart”?