Conversations and Explorations: Pauline Fan

By Gareth Richards

January 2017 BOOKS UNBOUND
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AdvertisementTranslation matters. It always has, but perhaps now more than ever. It is a paradox that globalisation offers the technological means of communication and conversation across borders, and yet politics (including the culture wars) seems to be driven by small-mindedness, xenophobia and enmity. It is these “moments in time when the world is changing” that “bring out the best and the worst in people,” as Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng puts it. If literature possesses an emancipatory potential – if...

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Gareth Richards

is a writer, editor and bookseller.