Africa in Translation: A History of Colonial Linguistics in by Sara Pugach

By Sara Pugach

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

---Jennifer Jenkins, collage of Toronto

The examine of African languages in Germany, or Afrikanistik, originated between Protestant missionaries within the early 19th century and used to be integrated into German universities after Germany entered the "Scramble for Africa" and have become a colonial energy within the Eighties. regardless of its lengthy historical past, few find out about the German literature on African languages or the prominence of Germans within the self-discipline of African philology. In Africa in Translation: A background of Colonial Linguistics in Germany and past, 1814--1945, Sara Pugach works to fill this hole, arguing that Afrikanistik was once necessary to the development of racialist wisdom in Germany. whereas in different nations organic causes of African distinction have been significant to African reports, the German process used to be primarily linguistic, linking language to tradition and nationwide id. Pugach lines this linguistic concentration again to the missionaries' trust that conversion couldn't ensue except the "Word" was once allowed to the touch a person's middle in his or her local language, in addition to to the relationship among German missionaries dwelling in Africa and armchair linguists in areas 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' useful linguistic matters to its improvement as an instructional topic in either Germany and South Africa through the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

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

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