In 2013, English PEN developed the pilot of a translator-led programme that offers creative writing skills to multilingual young people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds living in deprived areas, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The project resulted in this series of videos and learning resources which feature prominent translators and free speech campaigners. Together they encapsulate some of the ideas and questions raised by young people during the project Brave New Voices.
Please see below for links to the resources and the animations.
What is translation?
Free speech – what’s it all about?
Why should I read books in translation?
Should I become a translator?
Mmmm… linguistic diversity
With thanks to director Azhur Saleem and animator Valgas Moore.