Monthly Archives: May 2016

Oneiron

When you’ve got a Man Booker International winner (Marlon James) on your books, you could sit back and relax. Or you could find the next big thing before it happens. That’s what Oneworld has done, buying the world English rights

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Jamala: Crimean Tatar in translation

Eurovision 2016, almost everyone is singing in English (even the French!!!) and a Crimean Tatar wins, singing the chorus in a language that isn’t even available on Google Translate. Because she sings with passion about her people, who were forcibly

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Posted in history, international, language, music

Gathering to scatter the dark

Last weekend I went to a big birthday party. It was a chance to catch up with over a hundred family and friends, and family of family and friends of friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen for some years,

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Posted in books, poetry, translation

Do you miss your country?

Do you miss your country? If you do, even if you don’t want to go back, it doesn’t matter where you are, but you will understand Monika Szydłowska’s drawings, and you might want to join 13,000 others to see what

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Posted in books, Illustration, international, translation
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