Jordan Stump

Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards

Jordan Stump is a professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, specializing in 20th– and 21st-century French literature and literary translation.
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The Barefoot Woman

ISBN 9781939810045 Archipelago Books /

The Barefoot Woman is Scholastique Mukasonga’s loving, funny, devastating tribute to her mother Stefania, a tireless protector of her children, a keeper of Rwandan tradition even in the cruelest and bleakest of exiles, a sage, a wit, and in the end a victim, like almost the entire family, of the Rwandan genocide. More about this book >

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Jordan Stump

Jordan Stump is a professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, specializing in 20th– and 21st-century French literature and literary translation. He is the author of Naming and Unnaming: On Raymond Queneau and The Other Book: Bewilderments of Fiction. He has also translated over 25 works of French fiction into English, primarily contemporary novels by Éric Chevillard, Marie Redonnet, Marie NDiaye, Antoine Volodine, among others. His translation of Marie NDiaye’s The Cheffe is forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf.

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