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Moroccan (?) Girl Reads Nietzsche Shut in the Lavatory—On Translating Najat El Hachmi

An excerpt of Peter Bush’s translation of Najat El Hachmi’s The Foreign Daughter appears in the April 2017 issue: You Will Not Be Born Again: Catalan Literature Now.

I can think of no other writer in Spain who so delicately and uncomfortably explores the tissues of consciousness—the intricate layers of sensibility and intellect, of cultures and languages—Najat El Hachmi coalesces in the narratives of her female protagonists. The young Moroccan...

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