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Postcolonial Translation: Theory and Practice
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Postcolonial translation, or adaptation, refers to the rewriting of classical works within or for modern postcolonial societies. 

By ‘postcolonial’ we usually understand the period after former colonies achieve independence, often at the midpoint of the 20th c., but it may also refer to works of opposition or resistance produced under colonialism. Given that post-independence periods in some countries have been marked by continuing forms of oppression not directl…

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Barbara Goff, “Postcolonial Translation: Theory and Practice”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000286>
First published online: 2013

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