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Empire Windrush (ed.) Onyekachi Wambu 1998 BB Archive

The publication of Empire Windrush: 50 Years of Writing About Black Britain, edited by Onyekachi Wambu, in 1998, unleashed a new wave of books and expanded academic discourse on the impact of black British writing. […]

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International Translation Day News Archive

International Translation Day 2015, held at the British Library, opened with buzzing euphoria. It is rare for a single book, let alone a translation, to generate such widespread excitement across the publishing industry. Joel Dicker’s […]

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Ways With Words Book Festival News Archive

Ways With Words Book Festival in Devon has been held annually for about two decades. It is extremely well run by friendly staff and the surroundings are idyllic. I stayed in a comfortable double room […]

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Translation in the UK: Boom Not Bust Spotlight

Translation in the UK In a piece for The Swedish Book Review published in 1997, I stated that, “Roughly 3% of the titles published in the UK every year are translations (as opposed to 30-40% […]