Today I received a copy of the new Dutch translation of Zora Neale Hurston’s book Barracoon. Publishing house De Geus was gracious enough to send me a free copy. Apparently my article about the translation of Fanon, as well as Neske Beks’ essay about the Baldwin translation, inspired them to publish a bilingual edition of Barracoon in order to keep the integrity of the text.
I want to thank both the translator Robert Dorsman and publishing house De Geus for listening to Black writers and editors and for paying close attention to the discussion that have been had over the years.
I am looking forward to reading this over the holidays.