美国城市与印度斋浦尔合作共同庆祝文学节
US City Teams with Jaipur, India, to Celebrate Literature

美国城市与印度斋浦尔合作共同庆祝文学节

US City Teams with Jaipur, India, to Celebrate Literature

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美国城市与印度斋浦尔合作共同庆祝文学节

US City Teams with Jaipur, India, to Celebrate Literature

2019-11-05

上个月,印度的艺术和知识精英聚集美国科罗拉多州的博尔德市,颂扬文学界几个最有才华的作家。


上个月,印度的艺术和知识精英聚集美国科罗拉多州的博尔德市,颂扬文学界几个最有才华的作家。
India’s artistic and intellectual elite gathered in the U.S. city of Boulder, Colorado last month to celebrate some of the literary world’s most gifted writers.

斋浦尔文学节于2006年在印度斋浦尔发起。
The Jaipur Literature Festival was launched in Jaipur, India in 2006.

现在,每年有近300位演讲者和约50万人参加该活动。
It now has nearly 300 speakers and about 500,000 people attending the events every year.

该文学节也做环球展演。
The festival also travels around the world.

它在美国的第一站就是在博尔德,一座以科技产业而闻名的城市。
Its first stop in the United States was Boulder, a city known for its technology industry.

文学节的联合负责人纳米塔?戈卡莱告诉美国之音,她喜欢博尔德高文化水平的社会环境。
Festival co-director Namita Gokhale told VOA she loves Boulder’s highly-educated community.

但她最喜欢的是其自然环境。
But her favorite part of Boulder is its natural environment.

她说:“这个地方的某些东西让我想起了我的家乡所在的喜马拉雅。”
“Something about this place reminds me of my hometown in the Himalayas,” she says.

戈卡莱表示,无论我们的文学节在哪里举办,都致力于通过生活体验来营造一种深深的幸福感。
Wherever the festival goes, Gokhale said, it seeks to create a deep feeling of happiness through life experiences.

她补充道,幸福感“指的是即便在最悲惨的境遇下,依旧能从中获得深刻的见解。”
Happiness, she added, “means extracting a deeper understanding from possibly even the most tragic situations.”

米拉?雅各布在她的《好谈》一书中,讲述了在她们大家庭中的种族和性别斗争。
In her book, “Good Talk,” Mira Jacob writes about race and gender struggle in her large family.

雅各布在文学节上讲述了她痛苦的经历。
Speaking at the festival, Jacob told her painful story.

但是也营造了一种幸福感,能够使听众哈哈大笑。
But she also created a sense of happiness that made her listeners laugh.

雅各布解释道,在印度出生的母亲告诉她的朋友们:“米拉有她的故事,而我知道真相。”
Jacob explained that her Indian-born mother tells her friends, “Mira has her stories, and I know the truth.”

出生于巴勒斯坦的伊扎尔丁·阿布莱什是位医学博士。
Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian-born medical doctor.

他的书《我不会记恨》(暂译),讲述了10年前以色列轰炸他们家的故事。
His book, “I Shall Not Hate,” tells the story of the Israeli bombing of his home 10 years ago.

这次袭击致使他的三个女儿丧命。
The attack killed his three daughters.

“但我能让她们活在我心里……
“But I can keep them alive in my heart…

是用智慧、善良、勇敢、坚强的话语以及良好的(举止),” 阿布莱什告诉听众。
It’s with wisdom, with kind, courageous, strong words and with good (acts),” Abuelaish told listeners.

出生于埃塞俄比亚的作家玛莎·孟吉斯特是另一位演讲者。
Ethiopian-born writer Maaza Mengiste was another speaker.

她的《暗影之王》(暂译)讲述了1935年意大利入侵埃塞俄比亚,以及随之而来的悲剧。
“The Shadow King” tells of the 1935 Italian invasion of Ethiopia and a tragedy that followed.

孟吉斯特表示,她的小说不仅有关埃塞俄比亚,
Mengiste said her story is not just a story about Ethiopia:

还有关“每个无论是在战争中还是在家里都饱受矛盾冲突之苦的女人和女孩”。
it’s about “every woman and every girl who’s had to survive some kind of conflict, whether it’s in war or in the home.”

她补充说:“在某种程度上沉默保护了我们。
“Silence in some ways protects us,” she added.

直到我们听到别人的故事,才能了解到我们并不孤单。”
“Until we hear someone else’s story, and understand that we’re not alone.”

孟吉斯特是富布莱特学者,她用非传统的方法来发掘过去的故事。
Mengiste is a Fulbright scholar who uses non-traditional ways to discover stories from the past.

她走近社交网络服务平台推特,让上面的用户发送战时女性照片给她。
She goes on the social networking service Twitter and asks users to send pictures of women during wartime.

通过这些故事,斋浦尔文学节邀请那些热爱文学的人,探索对人类历程更深刻的理解。
With stories like these, the Jaipur Literature Festival asks those who love literature to seek a deeper understanding of the human experience.

苏珊·尚德报道。
I’m Susan Shand.