Michael Kleiner

Visiting Stewart Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature (Spring 2019)

Michael Kleiner is a scholar and translator at the University of Göttingen.

Translating in over half a dozen languages, Michael Kleiner has become the leading scholar and translator of Ge’ez working today. As an Africanist and Arabist, he works on texts, gender and religion and the horn of Africa. With Wendy Belcher he is currently translating Kebra Nagást, a text often called Ethiopia’s national epic. He will be a Visiting Stewart Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature (Spring 2019).

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