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Author Beck, Marie

Title Abdilatif Abdalla
Published Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, 2016


Description 1 online resource (156 pages)
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Section 1 -- Poet in Politics; 'Deep Language' Crossing Borders3; A Symposium; 'Deep Language' Crossing Borders; Conclusion; References; Abdilatif Abdalla and the Voice of Prophecy; Siwati; References; Abdilatif Abdalla: Poet and Activist. Voice of the Discontented, Voice of Humanity; Kenya: Twendapi? (1968); Sauti ya Dhiki (1973); The Writer and Poet in Society (1976 & 1978); The Right and Might of a Pen (1985); Peace, Love and Unity: for Whom? (1989; poem); A Political Address (1994)
Risala kwa Washiriki Katika Tamasha la Kitamaduni la Lamu (2009)In Conclusion; References; Whither Swahili Literature? Translation and the World Recognition of Abdilatif Abdalla's Sauti ya Dhiki; Wither Swahili Literature?; Sauti ya Dhiki and the Idea of Breakthrough; Never Will I Let Go; Impasses; Translation; Concluding Remarks; Works Cited; The Poetics of Abdilatif Abdalla's Agony; Doing Things with Words in Prison Poetry; But can words alone bring down a tyrant?; The Multiple "I"-s and Speaking in Tongues; Why Write; Swahili Prosody and Poetry as Autobiography; Masking the Message
A Range of Miscellaneous VoicesReferences; The Urgency of Memory in an Age of Greed; Section 2 -- Selected Works of Abdilatif Abdalla; Kenya Twendapi Facsimile pages; Wajibu wa Mshairi Katika Jamii Yake; Matatizo ya Mwandishi wa Jamii Katika Afrika Huru; The Right and Might of a Pen; Section 3 -- Contexts; Hope and Despair in Kenyan Politics During and After Independence; Existentialism and Swahili Literature; Introduction; Existentialism as a Philosophy and as a Literary Programme; Existentialist Writing in Swahili Literature; Existentialism without Programme: Swahili Poetry
An Existentialist Reading of Swahili LiteratureBibliography; Language in Africa Between the Local and the Global: How Political are 'Dialects'?; Introduction; What is 'Deep Language'?; Are 'Dialects' Political -- or rather: How 'Political' Can Dialects Be?; Language in Africa between the Local and the Global; References; Section 4 -- Congratulatory Texts; Kwa Abdilatif Abdalla; Kumsherehekea Abdilatif Abdalla; Dear Abdilatif, dear friends and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen; Ndugu wote; Kumkumbuka Bwana Abdilatif Abdalla -Mwalimu Wetu; List of Contributors; Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Text in English with selected works of Abdilatif Abdalla in Swahili
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Subject Abdalla, Abdilatif, 1946- -- Criticism and interpretation
Abdalla, Abdilatif, 1946- -- Political and social views
SUBJECT Abdalla, Abdilatif, 1946- fast
Subject Swahili poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Political activists -- Kenya
Political activists
Political and social views
Politics and government
Swahili poetry
SUBJECT Kenya -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Subject Kenya
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Kresse, Kai.
ISBN 9789987753482