Publication details [#10239]

Mekacha, Rugatiri D.K. 1992. Translating prose: examples from Kiswahili. Babel 38 (4) : 211–220.
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In this brief paper the author attempts to reflect on some of the problems he encountered when translating into English a novel written in Kiswahili and the efforts to deal with them. The author especially focuses on a few of the alterations resulting from the translation, some of which have compromised some aspects of style, form and thus content. Where possible the author offers reasons for making the choices resulting in some of the alterations.
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