Miroirs tendus entre nord et sud :a traduction de Harare North de Brian Chikwava en français et en espagnol

Hermeneus: Revista de la Facultad de Traducción e Interpretación de Soria

ISSN: 1139-7489

Year of publication: 2017

Issue: 19

Pages: 448-469

Type: Article

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This article examines the French translation of Harare North and proposes a Spanish translation, reflecting on the challenges that both versions pose for translators. To this end, we commence by identifying the polyphony of fictional varieties of English represented in the speech of the hero and the other character s — Zimbabwean Pidgin English, broken English, Standard British English and the English spoken by the Afro - Caribbean community in Brixton (London). We then examine the equivalences of these fictional registers in French and in a proposed Spanish translation . The outcome of our analysis is to shed light on the degree of foreignization of the French version, which would meet Ricoeur’s concern with the ethics of translation, as well as present a more foreignising Spanish translation, consistent with the source text’s heteroglossi