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Rettová, Alena (2013) Chanter l'existence : La poésie de Sando Marteau et ses horizons philosophiques. Středokluky: Zdeněk Susa.

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Sando Marteau is a musician, who lives and works in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. He is one of the rare Congolese poets using the Swahili language to express his art. Full of melancholy, his songs evoke the suffering and difficulties of the Congolese society, but they describe as well the general situation of the human being in the world. The present publication provides an introduction to Sando Marteau's work in diverse intellectual contexts: Swahili literature, philosophy, in particular African philosophy, and Congolese music. The author explores the philosophical dimension of Sando Marteau's lyrics, which it calls "implicit existentialism". In addition, the book examines the possibility to use musical perform­ance to express philosophical ideas as well as the general question of genre and its role in the expression of philosophy.

Item Type: Authored Books
Keywords: Congolese Swahili, musical performance, Sando Marteau, Afrophone literature, African philosophy
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
ISBN: 9788086057873
Date Deposited: 22 May 2014 09:31

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