Nneka Ugagu-Dominic, Fakayode Omotayo


Chinua Achebes Roman Der Pfeil Gottes zeigt die Lebensweise der Igbo Gesellschaft vor und wӓhrend der Kolonialzeit. Man sieht den Einfluss einer fremden Kultur auf das soziale und politische System, das schon existierte in der Vorkonlonialzeitder Igbo. In
seiner Vorstellung der Igbo Gesellschaft verwendet Achebe verschiedene Strategien der Sprachen. Er benutzt seine Muttersprache, „Pidginenglish“ (eine Art gebrochenes
Englisch), das in der Umgebung gesprochen wird. Er benutzt auch Sprichtwӧrter,idiomatische Redewendungen, Metapher usw. Diese Studie untersucht Der Pfeil Gottes als einen Text mit kulturspezifischen Elementen. Ebenso wird der Übersetzungsstil in dieser Studie untersucht. Bei der Übersetzung der Elemente des Ausgangstextes in den Zieltext verdeutlicht die Übersetzung die Elemente von linguistischerAblenkung. Diese Arbeit kommt zur Annahme, dass ӓdequate Übersetzungsstrategie für interkulturelle Kommunikation in literarischer Übersetzung wichtig sind.

Schlüsselwӧrter: Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Übersetzbarbeit, Kulturelle Unterschiede,
Afrikanische Literatur, Literatur, Zielleser.

Chinua Achebe’s novel titled Arrow of God brings to the lime light the life in Igbo society before and during the period of colonization. It shows the influence of a foreign culture on the social and political system that already existed in Igbo society before colonization. In presenting his Igbo society, Achebe deploys different strategies in his writing like the use of his mother tongue, Pidgin English which is predominant in his environment, proverbs, idioms, metaphors etc. This paper studies Arrow of God as a text embedded with culture-specific elements and examines the translator’s style in the target
text. The translation exhibits elements of linguistic deviations through the transfer of elements from source text into target text.The paper concludes that applying adequate translation strategy is essential in intercultural translation,and for appropriate intercultural communication to take place in literary translation.
Keywords: Intercultural communication, translability, cultural differences, African literature,literature, target audience.


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