February 21: OlongoAfrica Multilingual Anthology

I was delighted to translate Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Moraya from English to Shona for OlongoAfrica Multilingual Anthology which will be published on February 21, 2023.

On February 21, to mark the International Mother Tongue Day — an annual event marked globally by UNESCO — OlongoAfrica will present ten African short stories in ten different African languages on OlongoAfrica. The motivation cuts across passions in literature, lexicography, audiobook, translation, and good old cultural conversation across the continent.

The project is supported by Brick House, Sterling Bank Nigeria, and some individual donors, whose funding allowed us to pay writers, translators, illustrators, and voiceover talents. The stories were illustrated by Moussa Kone, and edited by Kọ́lá Túbọsún and Salawu Olajide.

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