I was very honored to be a part of Eric Basir's project, which involved translating and proofreading an eighteenth-century manuscript written in Swedish. And this was not any old manuscript - it was the diary of Gustav Badin, a black African slave who became a member of the Swedish Royal Court. It is a great artifact, detailing his experiences in Sweden, good and bad.
Eric has very kindly made available a free PDF version of the translated diary, and you can get it here.
His intention is that this diary will serve as an important historical document and can be used, without cost, by academics and students, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating life of Badin.
Eric was also interviewed by Radio Sweden and you can hear his interview about the diary here.
He mentions KHO Language Services, among others, thanking us for our help in bringing his project to fruition. Enjoy!
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