Corona perspectives: Translating the concept of social distancing in West Africa

The article "How to Translate a Pandemic", by Shola Lawal asks how it is possible to translate key preventative measures -- such as "self-quarantine" and "social distancing" -- in to languages for which there are no reference points, and where these practices may be antithetical to everyday cultural practice? The article puts the spotlight on the crucial role played by effective communication under pandemic conditions, and explores creative strategies for disseminating information around COVID-19 in West Africa.…/2020-04-19-how-to-translate-a-pandemic/…


Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies monitors the Covid-19 pandemic

There is little doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic affects communities and nations across the world in different ways, and that the world’s poor are going to experience this crisis much more keenly than people belonging to affluent communities. As a postcolonial research centre, Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies will help monitor the development of the crisis. At the centre's web page above, you will find research and opinion pieces that highlight the dispersed and uneven impact of the crisis in Swedish and global society.

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