A SURVEY OF SWAHILI SONGS WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS

Author: Knappert, Jan
Year:2004
Pages:560
ISBN:0-7734-6443-3
978-0-7734-6443-8
Price:319.95
This massive book of Swahili songs, with English translations, contains 28 chapters of categorized songs. Contains a long introduction setting the songs in historical context.

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface; Introduction
Songs of dance, love, for children, for women, philosophical, proverbs, work, coconut cultivation, travelers, sailors, fishermen, boatmen, prayers, message, praise, defiance & mockery, battle, rhyming riddles or songs of secrets, politics, wedding; Ghazal; serenade, Siti Binti Saad, songs with allusions, curse songs, Christian hymns in Swahili, Tarabu songs, Antecedents of World War I in Swahili literature; Uprising of 1905; A Gungu Song in the Gunya Dialect.
Appendix: Genres of Swahili Songs
Glossary
Bibliography