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Abdalla, Abdilatif 1946-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 64 publications in 3 languages and 1,114 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9379.9.A7, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Abdilatif Abdalla
 
Most widely held works by Abdilatif Abdalla
Kale ya washairi wa Pemba : Kamange na Sarahani by Abdilatif Abdalla( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Swahili and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by two poets, Kamange and Sarahani, who lived between the last half of the 19th and early 20th century in Pemba Island
Liyongo songs : poems attributed to Fumo Liyongo( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sauti ya dhiki by Abdilatif Abdalla( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in Swahili and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diwani ya Ustadh Nyamaume by Khamis Amani Nyamaume( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in Swahili and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Sikate tamaa by Said Ahmed Mohamed( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in Swahili and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utenzi wa maisha ya Adamu na Hawaa by Abdilatif Abdalla( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in Afroasiatic and Swahili and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utenzi wa Fumo Liyongo by Muhammad Kijuma( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in Swahili and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mashairi ya miaka kumi ya Azimio la Arusha( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in Swahili and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diwani ya Ustadh Nyamaume : tungo za Khamis Amani Nyamaume by Ustadh Nyamaume( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in Swahili and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utenzi wa Nabii Isa by Musa Mzenga( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Swahili and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diwani ya Jinamizi by Ali Salim Zakwany( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in Swahili and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunia Yao - Utopia/Dystopia in Swahili fiction : in honour of Said A.M. Khamis( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Afrofuturism has been an important point of discussion in African arts and literatures more generally speaking, literatures in African languages have hardly been systematically considered for their imaginaries of the future. Focussing on Swahili literature, this publication brings together contributions which analyse a literary trend in East Africa that has been prominent since the 1990s. A number of so-called experimental novels have painted dark pictures of societies' future by also breaking with a number of previously established conventions of the novel. Often taking a comparative perspective, the contributions present facets of a fascinating literary history, which hinges on the following questions: How do/did Swahili authors construct their means of literary writing? How do the innovative style and the estranged fictional world of the writings relate to the recurrently underlined social commitment of the novel? Contents: Dunia yao. Critical visions of the future in Swahili fiction / Clarissa Vierke & Katharina Greven -- Dunia yake. An appraisal of Said Ahmed Mohamed's novels / Lutz Diegner -- "Local achievement" or "external influence"? Intertextuality and political satire in the "new" Swahili novel in Kenya / Mikhail D. Gromov -- The "unhomely" city : a literary figuration in Swahili dystopian literature / Clarissa Vierke -- Postmodernism in Swahili fiction and drama / Elena Bertoncini -- From mimesis to mize : philosophical implications of departures from literary realism / Alen Rettová -- Magical realism and utopian/dystopian impulses in Said Ahmed Mohamed's Babu Alipofufuka / Peter Simatei -- Fasihi ya Kiswahili na mabadiliko ya jamii za Afrika ya Mashariki : Nukta Chache / Abdilatif Abdalla -- Taswira za zukosoaji na "Utopia" katika ushairi wa Said Ahmed Mohamed / Geoffrey Kitula King'ei -- Generational conflicts in 'Dunia yao' : utopia versus dystopia / Magdaline N. Wafula -- Unravelling the riddle of "their world" and "our world" in Said A. Mohamed's 'Dunia yao' / Ken Walibora Waliaula
The beautyful ones are not yet born; a novel by Ayi Kwei Armah( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in Swahili and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is a treatment of the theme of corruption wrought by poverty. It is the story of an upright man resisting the temptations of easy bribes and easy satisfactions and winning for his honesty nothing but scorn even from those he loves
Abdilatif Abdalla : poet in politics by Rose Marie Beck( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abdilatif Abdalla: Poet in Politics Ưcelebrates the work of Abdilatif Abdalla, one of Kenya's most well-known poets and a committed political activist. It includes commentary essays on aspects of Abdilatif Abdalla's work and life, through inter-weaving perspectives on poetry and politics, language and history; with contributions 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. Abdalla became famous in 1973, with the publication of Sauti ya Dhiki (Voice of Agony), a collection of poems written secretly in prison during three years of solitary confinement (1969-72). He was convicted of circulating pamphlets against Jomo Kenyatta's KANU government, criticizing it as 'dictatorial' and calling for political resistance in the pamphlet, 'Kenya: Twendapi?' (Kenya: where are we heading?). His poetry epitomizes the ongoing currency of classic Swahili form and language, while his work overall, including translations and editorships, exemplifies a two-way mediation between 'traditional' and 'modern' perspectives. It makes old and new voices of Swahili poetry and African literature accessible to a wider readership in East Africa, and beyond. Abdalla has lived in exile since 1973, in Tanzania, London, and subsequently, until now, in Germany. Nevertheless, Swahili literature and Kenyan politics have remained central to his life
Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba : Kamange na Sarahani; Abdurrahman Saggaf Alawy, Ali Abdalla El-Maawy( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Swahili and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Selected works of Abdilatif Abdalla by Abdilatif Abdalla( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Interview with Abdilatif Abdalla, 1974]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Life and work of Abdilatif Abdalla
 
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Alternative Names
ʿAbd Allāh, ʿAbd al-Laṭīf 1946-

Abd Allah, Abdilatif 1946-

Abdilatif Abdalla kenianischer Schriftsteller

Abdilatif Abdalla politico e scrittore del Kenya

Abdilatif Abdalla schrijver uit Kenia

Abdilatif Abdalla writer

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