Scholastique Mukasonga Archive

Memory and Documentation in The Barefoot Woman and “Khol Do”

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Two works explore violence against women in the midst of the Rwandan genocide and the Partition of India.

Holding Back Poetic Tendencies: An Interview with Jordan Stump

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For that reason, the translator has to hold back his or her poetic tendencies, which can be difficult in the horrific passages toward the end. Harder than that, though, is making sure that the plainness of the voice doesn’t turn into blandness.