Arts Management and Literary Activism (AMLA) feasibility study and scoping exercise for literary translation and creative writing training provision in sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

Project Details

Description

The creative practices of literary translation and creative writing are an essential means of fostering understanding across linguistic faultlines which remain a powerful legacy of European imperial expansion in sub-Saharan Africa. These faultlines have political, social, economic and cultural consequences for development. This project comprises two strands: 1) a feasibility study for the organisation of a literary translation prize and workshop to take place in Senegal, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast in 2019-21, and 2) two commissioned pieces of research on creative writing workshops in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Layman's description

This project comprises two strands: 1) a feasibility study for the organisation of a literary translation prize and workshop to take place in Senegal, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast in 2019-21, and 2) two commissioned pieces of research on creative writing workshops in Eastern and Southern Africa. It emerges from a larger project on Arts Management and Literary Activism (AMLA) on the African continent (2016 - present), developed in partnership with the Center for African Cultural Excellence and Writivism Festival.
Alternative titleAMLA feasibility study and scoping exercise (GCRF pump-priming)
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date13/02/1831/07/18

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Black Humanities
  • Centre for Material Texts