Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom: the isiXhosa translator's tall order

  title={Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom: the isiXhosa translator's tall order},
  author={Peter Tshobiso Mtuze},
  journal={Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies},
  pages={141 - 152}
  • P. Mtuze
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
The paper aims to show how the translator coped with transmitting the message to the new target audience bearing in mind Hilaire Belloc's six general rules for the translator of a prose text, as reflected in Bassnett-McGuire (1988: 116-117) which could be summarised as "translating the sense of the original, translating idiom by idiom, intention by intention, avoiding false friends, aiming at the resurrection of an alien thing in a native body, and not to embellish". These and many other… 

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