Article: Delia Guest at 'Africa Writes' Symposium

Delia Guest at 'Africa Writes' Symposium


A symposium featuring translators, writers, artists and academics. opened the 2013 ‘Africa Writes’ literature and book festival at the British Library in London. Delia was invited to sit on one of the symposium panels, which were chaired by Dr Mpalive Msiska (Reader in English & Humanities) and Hannah Pool (journalist, author & curator).

Africa in Translation: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...’, discussed how the digital, written and oral words interact to transfer knowledge and meaning across real life and different media and cultural forms stemming from Africa and the diaspora, shaping the continent and perceptions of African development.

The symposium was organised in partnership with SIDENSI, which promotes intercultural dialogue through translation and traducture.

For more information on this and other events held during the festival, visit

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