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Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture and the Shungwaya Phenomenon

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Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture and the Shungwaya Phenomenon - de Vere Allen, James

Kiswahili has become the lingua franca of eastern Africa. Yet there can be few historic peoples whose identity is as elusive as that of the Swahili. Some have described themselves as Arabs, as Persians or even, in one place, as Portuguese. It is doubtful whether, even today, most of the people about whom this book is written would unhesitatingly ... Read More

Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture and the Shungwaya Phenomenon 1992, Ohio University Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780821410448

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