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Alison Anderson

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Alison Anderson

Alison Anderson is the author of two novels, Hidden Latitudes and Darwin’s Wink. Her translations include Leila Marouane’s Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris, two novels by Sélim Nassib, Amélie Nothomb’s Tokyo Fiancée, and Muriel Barbery’s Elegance of the Hedgehog. She lives near Lausanne, Switzerland.

Articles by Alison Anderson

A cobblestone street in Rwanda at sunset with a few pedestrians and motorcycle riders
Photo by Michael Muli on Unsplash
No Familiar Faces
By Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse
I had the look of a Westerner fresh off the boat, with my wrinkled trousers, tourist backpack, and it didn’t tally with my fluency in Kinyarwanda.
Translated from French by Alison Anderson
Where Are the Women in Translation?
By Alison Anderson
I’ve never been good at math, or maybe I should say, I never liked math enough to be good at it, even if I did get the odd A in the subject in high school. So I don’t have a clue how to divide…
But Your Eyes
By Esther Nirina
But your eyes heard The brilliance of the laughter Residing in the pale bone Of our faces Your pupils will read The thread woven by time’s Imprint Upon the brow of the present With the red note…
Translated from French by Alison Anderson
Double Fishing
By Mohamed Magani
If he and I had been able to exchange space and time, he might well have become “Trout Fishing in America.”
Translated from French by Alison Anderson
Is This How Women Grow Up?
By Leïla Marouane
When the massacres began in 1990 we had our doors bullet-proofed.
Translated from French by Alison Anderson
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