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La promotion du tradupreneur, une opportunité pour l’Afrique ?

Carlos Djomo Tiokou

Journal Title:Critic

This article investigates opportunities related to training and promoting African business-minded language experts – referred to as transpreneurs – in a context of globalised translation. Given that more and more translation graduates go the freelancing path, it seems appropriate to analyse the role and impact of entrepreneurship in Africa. Based on a pilot study, we critically examine translators’ roles as both language specialists and business owners. We equally review methods, models and practices that can prove useful in training today’s translators as entrepreneurs so they can face tomorrow’s challenges and help develop Africa as a whole. Keywords: transpreneur, African translation studies, translator entrepreneurship, translator training