TITLE

KIBABINA'S "MESSAGE ABOUT ZANZIBAR": THE ART OF SWAHILI POETRY

AUTHOR(S)
Feidel, Jan; Shariff, Ibrahim Noor
PUB. DATE
December 1986
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Winter1986, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p496
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented which analyzes the poem "Risala wa Zinjibari," or "Message About Zanzibar," by the poet Kibabina. The importance of poetry to Swahili culture and society is discussed, as well as the historical and political background of Kibabina's poem which focuses on the coastal town of Zanzibar and Siu in Kenya. In addition, the author suggests that the poem is a reflection of Kibabina's individual artistry and Swahili poetics.
ACCESSION #
15532735

 

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