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Four centuries of Swahili verse : a literary history and anthology

Author: Jan Knappert
Publisher: London : Heinemann Educational, 1979.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Knappert, Jan.
Four centuries of Swahili verse.
London [etc.] : Heinemann Educational, 1979
(OCoLC)564786047
Online version:
Knappert, Jan.
Four centuries of Swahili verse.
London [etc.] : Heinemann Educational, 1979
(OCoLC)609290743
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Knappert
ISBN: 0435917021 9780435917029 043591703X 9780435917036
OCLC Number: 5706389
Language Note: Parallel Swahili text and English translation, introd., and notes.
Description: xxi, 323 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A view of the history of Swahili --
The Swahili language : the perfect tool for poetry --
The seventeenth century : the birth of Swahili poetry --
The eighteenth century : the inception of the great epic tradition --
Mombasa in the early nineteenth century --
Lamu : some secular verse and the creation of a great religious tradition --
Tanga, the genius of a dynasty --
Mombasa of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries --
The modern poets.
Responsibility: Jan Knappert.

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