Translation and Politics

University of Liege, 7-9 May 2015 The words ‘translation’ and ‘politics’ are so frequently used in a metaphorical sense that it can be safely claimed both that everything depends on translation and that everything is involved in politics. It is clear, however, that from the beginning the two fields, as indeed language and power, are closely related. Translation is about

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Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman’s Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrir

Mona Prince Translated by Samia Mehrez  English edition   Sep  2014 200 pp. Paperback $16.95 /LE90 ISBN 978 977 416 669 3    “For thinking about how the collective memory of revolution is being created right now, even as the revolution regains its steam, there is no better place to start than with Mona Prince’s remarkable memoir of the 25 January Uprising. . . . Revolution is My

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Egypt's Transitional Injustice

    Posted: 09/02/2014 Dalia Abd El-Hameed  Gender and women’s rights officer for the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).   Yara Sallam, the transitional justice officer at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, was arrested on June 21 a block away from a Cairo protest march against a draconian law that effectively bans demonstrations. Under the law, in effect since

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