Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues

PEN Canada Writers in Exile

Book - 2005
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While writers living in exile have much to say, they often lack a space in which to be heard. Speaking in Tongues offers the personal reflections of writers in exilemany now living in Canadaas they engage with and interrogate the act of translation.As one writer living in exile has said, Crossing borders, one after another, is a bloody devastating experience, but an experience done and over. Translating the self into another self through another vocabulary is what we face, right after we have finished the crossing. It is the last border, and it is invisible. And it is there during the translation period that we slip away."

Publisher: Banff, Alta. : Banff Centre Press, c2005
Description: 125 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781894773171
Branch Call Number: 808.8992 Spe


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