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After tomorrow the days disappear

I finished this book of Persian poetry just in time for Nowruz, which is the Persian New Year. Starting the year at the spring equinox makes a lot of sense. And starting it with 700-year-old-poems like this was a pleasure.

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A Translation for every Teenager

Every teenager in Sweden should get a translation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We should all be Feminists in time for Christmas. What would I give every teenager in translation into English? Something from a teenage perspective: Their peers are more likely

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International Translation Day 2015: Translating for Refugees

Happy International Translation Day! This year’s theme is The changing face of translation and interpreting, celebrating the people “who make it possible for the world to be a global village”. Right now, the need is very concrete: translating and interpreting for

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The little black fish swims back out to sea

Tiny Owl is a new children’s book publisher with a noble aim: to “introduce the cream of the crop of global children’s literature, contemporary and old, to the English speaking audience.” Their 2015 catalogue focuses on Persian treasures, and it’s moving,

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Little Black Books

Penguin turns 80 this year, and, to celebrate, has published 80 extracts of its classics for 80p. Since I myself only recently became reunited with my Penguin 60s (yes, 60 mini books for 60p, 20 years ago, now on their

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