Reading group # 11

The Language in The Gambia Online Reading Group‘s eleventh meeting will be on Tuesday 21st of November 1-2pm Gambian and UK Time. We will talk about interpreting. We suggest you read the Methodology and Conclusion in the article below which focusses on interpreting during the Truth, Reparation and Reconciliation Commission. Alieu Touray who worked for the Research & Investigations Unit for the TRRC will be our guest facilitator and several interpreters from The Gambia and beyond will also join us.

ARTICLE: Olagbaju, O.O. and Senghore, A., 2022. Question of Equivalence in Translation: Analysis of the Mandinka-English Translated Transcripts of TRRC Witnesses in the Gambia. Studies in Literature and Language, 25(1), pp.38-44. [you can download it below]

Where: Google Meet on the day / WhatsApp group beforehand (see details below)

This is the Google Meet link you will need to use to join on the day: If you’re already using Gmail, Google Photos, YouTube, or another Google product, just sign in to your existing Google Account. If you don’t have a Google Account, you will need to sign up (free). If you’re using your laptop, any browser will work. If you’re using your phone or tablet, you will need to download the Google Meet mobile app from Google Play or Apple Store.

We will start the discussion the week before on our WhatsApp group so that our colleagues and friends who won’t be able to attend on the day can still have an opportunity to participate in the discussion. Send your phone number to if you would like to be added.


Tuesday 21 November 1-2pm Gambian and UK Time


ALL welcome! This is not intended for an academic audience only.

Dates of future meetings

We tend to meet the penultimate Tuesday of every month

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