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Tag: Claudine Jacques

Reading from “Les Cœurs barbelés”

The YouTube site, Jill!, which was set up for women literary translators to read from their translations, has just published a short video of me reading a few pages from my translation of Les Cœurs barbelés, a New Caledonian novel by Claudine Jacques. The rough translation of the title is ‘Hearts Behind Barbed Wire’. It’s…

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My authors: Claudine Jacques

On the unpredictable path of life I’ve ended up translating French literature from different hemispheres and different centuries. I’ve written about authors from 19th-century France who’ve taken my fancy with their fairy tales and fantasies, and now I want my readers to become acquainted with an author from 21st-century New Caledonia, Claudine Jacques. My first…

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Other People’s Land

My latest translation to be published is a short story by the New Caledonian author, Claudine Jacques: ‘Other People’s Land’ (La Terre des autres). The editor of the journal, Sunspot Lit, very kindly offered to publish it in September for their Fall issue. The protagonist in the story is a half-Kanak half-white woman who becomes…

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