Finding a Voice in English for ‘My Heart Became a Bomb’

"Too frequently, I think, translators give in to the idea that a foreign text needs to retain a lot of that foreignness—this is Venuti’s foreignizing versus domesticating debate."

Poetry by Abdel Wahab Yousif in Four Languages

Tamil translator Gouthama Siddarthan has curated a small selection of poems by Abdel Wahab Yousif, a young Sudanese poet who drowned, in August, in the Mediterranean, in four languages: According to English translator and scholar Adil Babikir, Abdel Wahab Yousif, also known as Latinos, was a well-known figure among the young generation of poetry fans … Continue reading Poetry by Abdel Wahab Yousif in Four Languages