The Linguist

The Linguist is CIOL's professional journal.

In his own words?

In celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, we are pleased to reproduce an article from The Linguist in June 2013 on the challenges faced by Antjie Krog whilst translating Nelson Mandela’s autobiography.

An Afrikaans version of Mandela’s autobiography was bound to be political, but even translator Antjie Krog didn’t realise she would need a new word for ‘African’.