“People struggling to control language, control conversation, literally to control the world.”
Kareem Estefan reflects on the jarring, dizzying, and—above all—important experience of bearing witness to Rachid Ouramdane’s Ordinary Witnesses.
Open Letter, 2009
Mercè Rodoreda (1908–1983), often acclaimed as the greatest modern Catalan author, worked as a seamstress and wrote novels while in exile in France and Switzerland for over 20 years during Franco’s regime.
Translation, like any public act, must be strategic to have any effect.