Former PTC intern Ilhaan Mohamed lays out the questions rased by her ongoing research into the relationship between nationality and translation in the world of literature.
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Our intern, Ilhaan, describes the project that she is researching with the PTC for her English Literature course. This blog piece is reflection on how ideas of nationality function in the world of literature.