On Translating African Poetry:  A  Conversation with Sekepe Matjila and Keith Taylor


Apr
14
2009

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  • Host Department: Comparative Literature
  • Date: 04/14/2009
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Description:

     

    The Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for African Studies invites you:


     

    On Translating African Poetry: 
    A  Conversation with Sekepe Matjila and Keith Taylor

     

    Translation Lunch

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    12-1 pm  (Comparative Literature Library, 2015 Tisch)


     

    Sekepe Matjila and Keith Taylor will talk about the translation of Setswana poetry by LD Raditladi, who combines indigenous African and Western influences in his poems.  Matjila is Director of the Center for Pan South African Languages and Cultural Development at the University of South Africa (UNISA).  Keith Taylor, Director of the Creative Writing Program at UM, is an active poet and award- winning translator.  Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the African Studies Center.