Switching Languages: Translingual Writers Reflect on Their Craft

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Switching
Languages

Translingual Writers Reflect on Their Craft

University of Nebraska Press
Lincoln and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Switching Languages - Translingual Writers Reflect on Their Craft *
  • Contents *
  • Preface ix
  • Proclamations *
  • Kamala Das (1934 —) 3
  • An Introduction 5
  • Ian Buruma (1951 —) 7
  • The Road to Babel 9
  • Eighty- First World Esperanto Congress 23
  • Manifesto De Prago 25
  • The Prague Manifesto (English Translation) 29
  • LÉopold SÉdar Senghor (1906—2001) 33
  • French, Language of Culture 35
  • Gloria AnzaldÚa (1942 —) 43
  • How to Tame a Wild Tongue 45
  • Conversions *
  • Mary Antin (1881 —1949) 61
  • Initiation 63
  • Julia Alvarez (1950—) 69
  • My English 71
  • Ha Jin (1956 —) 79
  • Interview with Ha Jin 81
  • Andrew Lam (1964 —) 85
  • My American Beginning 87
  • Chang-Rae Lee (1965 —) 89
  • Interview with Chang-Rae Lee 91
  • Between Languages *
  • Baal-Makhshoves (1873 —1924) 97
  • One Literature in Two Languages 99
  • Ilan Stavans (1961 —) 111
  • Autobiographical Essay 113
  • Esmeralda Santiago (1948 —) 129
  • Introduction to Cuando Era Puertorriqueña 131
  • Rosario FerrÉ (1938 —) 135
  • Bilingual in Puerto Rico 137
  • Luc Sante (1954 —) 139
  • Dummy 141
  • Controversies *
  • Africa *
  • NgÙgÌ Wa Thiong'O (1938 —) 167
  • Imperialism of Language - English, a Language for the World? 169
  • Gabriel Okara (1921 —) 183
  • African Speech... English Words 185
  • Chinua Achebe (1930 —) 189
  • The African Writer and the English Language 191
  • AndrÉ Brink (1935 —) 201
  • English and the Afrikaans Writer 203
  • Hein Willemse (1957 —) 221
  • The Black Afrikaans Writer a Continuing Dichotomy 223
  • India *
  • Raja Rao (1909 —) 239
  • From the Author's Foreword to Kanthapura 241
  • Salman Rushdie (1947 —) 243
  • Damme, This is the Oriental Scene for You! 245
  • C. J. S. Wallia (1945—) 261
  • Response to Salman Rushdie 263
  • Deprivations *
  • Gerda Lerner (1920 —) 267
  • Living in Translation - Dedicated to My Sister Nora 269
  • Arthur Koestler (1905 —1983) 289
  • From "Becoming Anglicised” 291
  • Gustavo PÉrez Firmat (1949 —) 293
  • Dedication 295
  • Resistance *
  • Elias Canetti (1905 —1994) 299
  • From the Play of the Eyes 301
  • Assia Djebar (1936 —) 309
  • From "Writing in the Language of the Other” 311
  • Marjorie AgosÍn (1955 —) 319
  • From "Words: A Basket of Love” 321
  • Source Acknowledgments 327
  • Index 331
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