Our Authors & Translators

Sandra Tamele

Sandra Tamele has a B.A in Architecture but her love for languages and reading inspired her to pursue a literary career instead. In 2007, she published the first work that she translated and has since translated 27 novels and short story collections written by, among others, Nobel Literature Laureates Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz.

Understanding the importance of translation, in 2015 she started hosting an annual literary translation competition among young Mozambicans which led to the establishment of her publishing house Editora Trinta Zero Nove.Sandrq Tamele and her publishing house were recipients of the London Book Fair International Excellence for Literary Translation Initiatives Award in 2021, and the BOP Children’s Books Publisher of the Year in 2023, in addition to being finalists of the Jabuti Award in Brazil. Loose Ties, her translation of Yara Monteiro’s novel was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award in 2023.

She has translated with Jethro Soutar Tchanaze for Dedalus Africa.

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