Translation as conversation: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o in Euskara

Keywords: Pernando Barrena, translation, Ngugi wa Thiong'o


Interview with Pernando Barrena.

Author Biographies

Natasha Himmelman, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Natasha Himmelman es una investigadora y educadora puertorriqueña/Latinx cuir. She is currently based at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of African Literature.

Pernando Barrena

Pernando Barrena is an accomplished translator. He was part of the first editorial team at Txalaparta, an independent Basque publishing house where he worked as Euskara Editor.


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Txalaparta, Accessed 12 Feb. 2019.
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