TITLE

SWAHILI POETRY

AUTHOR(S)
RETTOVÁ, A.
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics 4th Edition;6/2/2012, p1380
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Information about the Swahili poetry, which is meant to be sung or chanted and its history is presented. Topics include the common forms, metrical unit and arrangement of stanza of Swahili poetry, the religious content of the ancient Swahili compositions and the remarkable Swahili compositions in the 19th century by Mombasan poet Muyaka bin Haji bin Ghassaniy and his contemporaries.
ACCESSION #
112415293

 

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