TITLE

SWAHILI MANUSCRIPTS AND THE STUDY OF SWAHILI LITERATURE

AUTHOR(S)
Biersteker, Ann; Plane, Mark
PUB. DATE
September 1989
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Fall1989, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p449
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on Swahili manuscripts. A major obstacle in the study of Swahili literary manuscripts and Swahili literature generally is that different types of intellectual contributions to manuscript and literary study have not been distinguished clearly. Early European scholars who worked with Swahili manuscripts had as their central concerns making Swahili literary works accessible and learning more about the language and culture. They were very successful in achieving these objectives. A number of the early scholars documented the contributions made to published works by Swahili poets, scholars, and copyists.
ACCESSION #
15519047

 

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