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A survey of Kiswahili literature: 1970-1988

Author(s): M. M. Mulokozi

Journal: Afrika Focus
ISSN 0772-084X

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 49;
Date: 1992;
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Keywords: Tanzania Swahili | Drama Literature (Poetry | Fiction) | East African Historical and Political Development

A survey is given of the development ofKiswahili written literature during the past two decades. Particular attention is given to (a) the rise of the socially critical literature, (b) the emergence of experimental forms of literature, (c) the growing popularity of pop'fiction, (d) the continued development of the nationalistic-cumcultural novel and (e) the quantitative and qualitative growth of Kiswahili translations. All this is placed against the background of East-African cultural and political developments since Independence.
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