Born in Indonesia, raised in The Netherlands, and residing in the USA since the age of 22, Marjolijn de Jager earned a PhD. in Romance Languages and Literatures from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1975.
She translates from the French and the Dutch. Francophone African literature has a special place in her heart. She is retired from a 35-year long career in teaching French and Francophone language and literature (both secondary and college levels), and is now self-employed as a translator.
Among her honors are an NEA grant, two NEH grants and, in 2011, the annually awarded ALA Distinguished Member Award received from the African Literature Association for scholarship, teaching, and translations of African Literature.
For further information please see http://mdejager.com