Africa in Translation Masterclass

With Dr. Wangui Wa Goro

Africa in Translation Masterclass

Sunday 1 July 14:30 – 16:30 | £15, £12

This 2-hour masterclass with Wangui wa Goro is designed for translators who are either interested, starting out, or experienced in the craft of translating literary texts out of and into African languages and beyond. Whether you are a budding or a seasoned translator, you will have an opportunity to share translation skills, tips and hacks, by working into and out of your language or language of competence. Participants are invited to bring along a text which they are translating or wish to translate into English / French / Kiswahili / Gikuyu / Italian (the competencies of the facilitator) or any other language from or into their mother tongue. We will also be working on a common text from English which will be provided in advance.

We will look at a variety of tools (including digital tools), terminology, strategies, and publishing avenues, providing an overview of the translation landscape. We will also touch on marketing and publishing your work and what you need to establish or develop your skills or career, and share resources on the support available to translators or translation professionals. The facilitator will also be available to support those who are interested in follow up for a voluntary donation to SIDENSI with a few one to one session/s and webinars over the coming months. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 30 people, so please book your place as soon as possible.


  • Royal African Society
  • British Library



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