Call for papers - Swahili translation workshop

20 July 2022

SOAS Centre of African Studies and The Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature are inviting translation abstracts from Swahili into other African Languages, English, Arabic and French. Shortlisted translators will be invited to a workshop to be held on Friday 28th October at SOAS University of London and will be included in an anthology of translation that will potentially be published in a special publication.

We are particularly interested in short translations of the Prize-winning manuscripts from:

1. Mkuki na Nyota Publishers:

  • Mungu Hakopeshwi - Zainab Alwi Baharoon
  • Mwanangu Rudi Nyumbani - Dotto Rangimoto
  • Machozi Yamenishiya and/or Nna Kwetu - Mohamed Ghassani
  • Mmeza Fupa - Ali Hilal Ali

2. East African Educational Publishers:

  • AS Manyanza - Penzi la Damu
  • Enock Maregesi - Kolonia Santita

3. Lello Mmassey - Mimi na Rais

Please email your 300 word translation abstract by September 15th 2022 to Dr Ida Hadjivayanis: and Dr Lizzy Attree

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