The author argues that reading poetry in Kiswahili provides important insights into questions of language and power, as well as into discussions of socialist practice in East Africa and East African resistance to colonialism and neo-colonialism. Includes the text of numerous poems and footnotes.
Questions of Language and Power in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Poetry in Kishwahili
Publication Date: January 31st, 1996
368 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Ann Joyce Biersteker is a professor in the Program in African Languages at Yale University.