Outline of Swahili Literature: Prose Fiction and Drama
Brill, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 500 pages
"Outline of Swahili Literature" is a major study and reference guide of modern prose and drama in Swahili - one of the largest languages of sub-Saharan Africa. This second edition of the eponymous study first published in 1989, is extensively revised and enlarged. It contains new and updated information, mapping trends and writers. Special attention is thereby given to the developments in Swahili literature that took place in the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. All this makes this book a unique source and the most up-to-date study in the field. It is of essence not only to specialists in contemporary African Studies, but also to a wider range of scholars researching modern literary techniques and modern cultures. Moreover, the book contains a resourceful bio-bibliographical index of modern Swahili writers and an annotated bibliography of all known works in Swahili modern prose and drama published from the late 1950s up to 2008.
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Introduction E Bertoncini Jfubkovd and M D Gromov
Prose Fiction in Precolonial and Colonial
Contemporary Prose Fiction
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