THE TRANSLATION PROBLEMS OF CULTURAL ELEMENTS OF AFRICAN POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE The case of "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe

The Achievers Journal: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture

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Title THE TRANSLATION PROBLEMS OF CULTURAL ELEMENTS OF AFRICAN POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE The case of "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
 
Creator OU-HSSATA, Hassan
 
Subject Postcolonial Literature, Translation, Cultural Elements, Problems.
 
Description There is a tendency among some theorists to define translation not only as a passage from one language to another but also as a passage from one culture to another. Literary works, for the most part, cover different aspects of the culture in question. The present work, therefore, is an attempt to examine the problems of translating cultural elements in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart". To carry out this research, the translation of Igbo cultural elements in the French version of the work has been analyzed. During this project, it was discovered that the translator had a lot of problems translating the Igbo cultural elements into French. Therefore, to facilitate the understanding of the translated text, the translator should add a footnote or glossary to explain certain cultural elements.
 
Publisher The Achievers Foundation for English Studies
 
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Date 2020-08-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://theachieversjournal.org/index.php/taj/article/view/341
 
Source The Achievers Journal: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture; Vol 6, No 2 (2020): The Achievers Journal; 1-19
2395-0897
2454-2296
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://theachieversjournal.org/index.php/taj/article/view/341/98
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Hassan OU-HSSATA
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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