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Disability and/in translation: The right to self-describe

In cooperation with the Goethe-Institutes in North-Western Europe, poco.lit. hosted an online discussion about disability and/in translation. Khairani Barokka and Amy Zayed shared valuable insights. This is an overview of the discussion spanning particular terms in relation to disability, pragmatic suggestions for translators and the connection between disability justice and anti-colonialism.


Maaza Mengiste
The Shadow King

Maaza Mengiste’s historical novel tells the story of the Italian invasion in Ethiopia in 1935. It focuses on anti-colonial resistance and the role of Ethiopian women, some of whom became soldiers to join the fight against the colonizers.