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Author: B. Venkat Mani

” is as oceanic as the “Chinese and East Africans, Arabs and Malays, Bengalis and Goans, Tamils and Arakanese” (13) seamen who form the eponymous tribe of “Lascars.” Vowels collapse into consonants with the same ease as the syntax and vocabulary from Southern European, Northern African, South-, and

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Xavier Garnier

’s Vita ya Uhuru and the Location of World Literature Shaaban Robert played an important role in the emergence of modern Swahili literature. In 1959, he became the first African member of the East African Swahili Committee, which was created in 1930 by the British colonial administration to standardize

In: Journal of World Literature

of dancing Somalis in East Africa to illustrate the “prehistoric” combination of dance, music, and poetry – alongside remarks that this latter dance is still (i.e., during Hart’s era) carried out at weddings and funerals – in a chapter on the origins of “primitive” poetry (cf. Hart  I , 7

In: Journal of World Literature