Swahili Literature Through the Centuries
This exhibit highlights representative works of Swahili literature from the collection of the University of Kansas Libraries. It features examples of various literary genres that comprise the most notable items in the Swahili collection. These include biographical and autobiographical works, drama, fiction, poetry, and works translated into Swahili. Also featured are the writings of Shaaban Robert (1909-1962), Tanzania’s most well-known literary figure, and examples of the interconnections between language and politics.
Exhibit curated by Ken Lohrentz.