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Gyasi, Kwaku A. 2006. The Francophone African text: translation and the postcolonial experience (Francophone Cultures and Literatures 48). Bern: Peter Lang. viii + 133 pp.
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Focusing on the African writer and the language of the former colonial power, this book highlights the writer's re-appropriation of the foreign language in the creative writing process. It calls attention to the African writer's use of French, a process of creative translation in which the writer's words form a hybrid code that compels the original French to refer to the indigenous African language for meaning. Examining a group of works under the theme of translation, this book reveals that a consideration of both ideological and linguistic elements enhances understanding of the subject from the broader perspective of postcolonial discourse.
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