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Episode 85: Swahili Poetry with Abdilatif Abdalla

Episode 85: Swahili Poetry with Abdilatif Abdalla

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Abdilatif Abdalla is the best-known Swahili poet and independent Kenya’s first political prisoner. He discusses poetry as a political instrument and as an academic field; publication prospects for African poets; and how poetry enabled him to survive three years of solitary confinement, after which he spent 22 years in exile. The interview ends with Abdalla […]

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