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By Sara Pugach

ISBN-10: 0472117823

ISBN-13: 9780472117826

"Africa in Translation is a considerate contribution to the literature on colonialism and tradition in Germany and should locate readers within the fields of German heritage and German reviews in addition to attractive to audiences within the huge and interdisciplinary fields of colonialism and postcolonialism."

---Jennifer Jenkins, college of Toronto

The learn of African languages in Germany, or Afrikanistik, originated between Protestant missionaries within the early 19th century and used to be included into German universities after Germany entered the "Scramble for Africa" and have become a colonial strength within the Eighteen Eighties. regardless of its lengthy background, few learn about the German literature on African languages or the prominence of Germans within the self-discipline of African philology. In Africa in Translation: A historical past of Colonial Linguistics in Germany and past, 1814--1945, Sara Pugach works to fill this hole, arguing that Afrikanistik used to be necessary to the development of racialist wisdom in Germany. whereas in different international locations organic reasons of African distinction have been valuable to African stories, the German method used to be basically linguistic, linking language to tradition and nationwide id. Pugach lines this linguistic concentration again to the missionaries' trust that conversion couldn't take place until the "Word" used to be allowed to the touch a person's center in his or her local language, in addition to to the relationship among German missionaries dwelling in Africa and armchair linguists in locations like Berlin and Hamburg. through the years, this led to Afrikanistik students utilizing language and tradition instead of biology to categorize African ethnic and racial teams. Africa in Translation follows the heritage of Afrikanistik from its roots within the missionaries' functional linguistic issues to its improvement as an instructional topic in either Germany and South Africa in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Sara Pugach is Assistant Professor of background at California country college, Los Angeles.

Jacket picture: Perthes, Justus. Mittel und Süd-Afrika. Map. Courtesy of the college of Michigan's Stephen S. Clark Library map collection.

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