The East African experience: Essays on English and Swahili literature 2nd Janheinz Jahn-Symposium (Mainzer Afrika-Studien)

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Imaginative Writing Since Independence: in The East African Experience: Essays on English and Swahili Literature Second Janheinz Jahn Symposium, Edited by Ulla Schild [Sonderdunck: Dietrich Reiner Verlag, ] Swahili literature has been sometimes characterized as Islamic by some western scholars such as Jan Knappert.

This approach was criticized by some experts such as Alamin Mazrui and Ibrahim Noor Shariff. In fact, Swahili poetry has produced many secular works by such poets as Muyaka bin Ghassany and Muhammad Kijuma.

The volume contains a total of twenty-five essays analyzing a range of oral and written works from any number of genres of adult and children's literature, composed in English, Swahili, and other Author: Ken Walibora.

English in East Africa. That is: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. For this to be possible, English as a second language has to be discussed, since English is the second, third, or even fourth language of East Africa’s inhabitants. The development and characteristics of English in Africa generally will thus be discussed before theAuthor: Hermann Ingi Ragnarsson.

Lamu: a study of the Swahili town. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, (94 p.) Gikandi, Simon. Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, ( p.)--See also: E-book; Gikandi, Simon and Evan Mwangi.

The Columbia guide to East African literature in English since New York: Columbia University Author: Yuusuf Caruso. African literature - African literature - Swahili: Swahili literature is usually divided into classical and contemporary periods and genres. There were early historical works, such as Tarekhe ya Pate (“The Pate Chronicle”); reassembled by the 19th-century scholar Fumo Omar al-Nabhani, it describes events from the 13th to the 19th century.

Kai Kresse, PhD (), SOAS, University of London, is Associate Professor of African and Swahili Studies at MESAAS, Columbia University, New has published on Swahili thinkers and society, African philosophy, Islam in East Africa and Indian Ocean connections.

His book Philosophizing in Mombasa appeared in Sheikh al-Amin bin Ali Mazrui () was the most influential. Kezilahabi, Euphrase. «The Swahili novel and the common man in East Africa», The East African Experience: Essays on English and Swahili Literature.

Berlin:. EALB East African Literature Bureau EAPH East African Publishing House IAI International African Institute Experience: Essays on English and Swahili Literature. Berlin: Reimer. (S). Bertoncini-Zúbková, Elena. “An Annotated Bibliography of Swahili Fiction and.

Kiswahili is the lingua franca of the East and Central Africa region with an estimated million speakers. Kiswahili is the official language of the East African Community and is the only African official language of the African Union. And yet East African presidents and leaders seldom muster the courage to use it in EAC and AU meetings.

Vital to African literature is the relationship between the oral and written word; in seemingly insignificant interstices have flourished such shadowy literary figures as Egyptian scribes, Hausa and Swahili copyists and memorizers, and contemporary writers of popular novellas, all playing crucial transitional roles in their respective literatures.

African Girl Version 2. Image by William Murphy via Flickr. Arriving on the East African coast to shoot his PBS documentary series Wonders of the African World, Harvard University Africana scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. interviewed Sheikh Badawi, “one of Lamu’s most venerable Islamic scholars,” asking him whether Lamu, the oldest Swahili town in Kenya, is an Arab or African.

The significance of that moment was recently replicated when the journal, in pursuit of one of its objectives, published a double issue of full length essays in Kiswahili and English, themed Trends in East African Swahili Literatures. This was a first for any journal that we know of.

The East African Experience. Essays on English and Swahili Literature. 2nd Janheinz Jahn-Symposium. (Mainzer Afrika-Studien, 4) Berlin: Dietrich Reimer. With contributions by Elena Bertoncini, Ernst Dammann, Ebrahim Hussein, Euphrase Kezilahabi, Patricia Mbughuni, Rajmund Ohly, Ulla Schild, Mineke Schipper-de Leeuw, and Chris L.

Wanjala. The basic characteristics of African English Literature are. 1) Written in both African and European languages. The predominant African languages used are Amharic, Zulu, Hausa, and Swahili. The East African Experience: Essays on english and Swahili Literature, Berlin: Reimer.

Hutchinson, Alan. Excorcising the Ghost of Karume. Africa Report 19(2) Iliffe, John. Tanganyika under German Rule, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. A Modern History of Tanganyika. Cambridge: Cambridge. Origin and Forms of Drama in the East African Context: Author: Schipper de Leeuw, W.J.J.

Source: Ulla Schild, ed., Essays on English and Swahili Literature: The East African Experience, Serie Mainzer Afrika-Studien, 55 - 65 () Publisher: Reimer Verlag, Berlin. The book draws on a melange of cultures, traditions and histories, and explores the ocean as a carrier of memory between East Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.

Ohly, Raimund. The Zanzibarian Challenge: Swahili Prose in the Years – (Wind- hoek: Academy, ). Schild, Ulla. “Words of Deception: Popular Literature in Kenya,” in The East African Experience: Essays on English and Swahili Literature: 2nd Janheinz Jahn Symposium, ed. Schild (Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, ): 25– Spyropoulos.

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It includes commentary essays on aspects of Abdilatif Abdalla’s work and life, through inter-weaving perspectives on poetry and politics, language and history, by East African writers and scholars of Swahili literature, including Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Said Khamis, Ken Walibora, Ahmed Rajab, Mohamed Bakari, and Sheikh Abdilahi Nassir, among others.Swahili Literature.

The Swahili of what are now Kenya and Tanzania were the among the first Africans to put the sounds of their language in writing. Since the 14th century, Arab traders had settled in East African cities, spreading the Islamic religion (see Islam).

The first people to write in Swahili used the Arabic alphabet, but the Roman.My B.A. from Lafayette College was in Engineering Studies and English; at the University of Miami, I completed my Ph.D. in English Literature. My research interests lie in African & African Diaspora literature written in Swahili, English, and French.

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