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Harries, Lyndon (1953) The form and content of traditional Swahili literature. PhD thesis. SOAS University of London.

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Abstract

An investigation of Swahili verse-forms as evidenced in existing manuscripts, mostly in the Swahili-Arabic script. The types of verse-forms are exemplified and wherever possible related to Arabian sources. The earliest known poems are studied, including the Liyongo poems, and the general conclusion is reached that no satisfactory evidence of their early origin or linguistic development can be established.

Item Type: Theses (PhD)
SOAS Departments & Centres: SOAS Research Theses > Proquest
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 15:08
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/29133

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