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Author Wimmelbücker, Ludger.

Title Mtoro bin Mwinyi Bakari (c. 1869-1927) : Swahili lecturer and author in Germany / Ludger Wimmelbücker
Published Dar es Salaam : Mkuki na Nyota, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (140 pages) : illustrations, map
Summary This book presents a study of the life history of Mtoro bin Mwinyi Bakari (c. 1869- 927). Mtoro bin Mwinyi Bakari grew up and studied Islamic Sciences in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. He became a Swahili lecturer and author in Germany and is known to have written Desturi za Wasuaheli, an important work in Swahili culture. The book introduces the wider historical context of his writings, and, in particular, reconstructs the racism and discrimination in both the colonial and metropolitan contexts, features which negatively influenced his career and his life as a whole. The study also offers insights into contributions of the colonized to the study of African languages and cultures during this same historical context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mtoro bin Mwinyi Bakari.
Immigrants -- Germany -- 19th century -- Biography.
Intellectuals -- Tanzania -- 19th century -- Biography.
Tanzanians -- Germany -- 19th century.
German East Africa -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789987081028 (electronic bk.)
9987081029 (electronic bk.)