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AFRO-BRAZILIAN LITERATURE BREAKING BARRIERS THROUGH TRANSLATION: SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE RECEPTION OF PONCIÁ VICÊNCIO IN FRANCE

ABSTRACT

The novel Ponciá Vicêncio, by the Afro-Brazilian writer Conceição Evaristo, published in 2003 by Mazza publisher, was translated into English by Host Publications in 2007 and, recently, in 2015, in the Paris Book Fair, it was also launched in French, by Anacaona publisher, as L’histoire de Poncia, translated by Patrick Louis and Paula Anacaona. It is interesting to notice the fact that the work of a largely unknown writer in Brazil has been selected to be translated into two languages so far. Thus, this article aims to bring some thoughts about the reception of L’histoire de Poncia in France, investigating some aspects of the reception of the novel in such context.

Keywords:
afro-Brazilian literature; translation; reception

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