NTM Spotlight on translators of color: Excerpt from the Odyssey Book 10 Translated from the Ancient Greek by Basil Wright

As part of NTM’s commitment to promote the work of translators of color, we’re proud to feature in our NTM Spotlight an excerpt from the Odyssey Book 10 translated from the Ancient Greek by Basil Wright. Basil Wright is a Black and Indigenous queer writer who started the project Afrodyssey, aiming to translate the 24 books of Homer’s Odyssey into Standard American English and into African-American Vernacular English (AAVE/AAE), thus preserving the oral quality of the original while reaching a larger audience for this iconic work. We are very excited to help with the latter endeavor.

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Click here to read the excerpt for the Odyssey Book 10
translated from the Ancient Greek by Basil Wright

—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman

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