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The Resource Shakespeare in Swahililand : in search of a global poet, Edward Wilson-Lee

Shakespeare in Swahililand : in search of a global poet, Edward Wilson-Lee

Label
Shakespeare in Swahililand : in search of a global poet
Title
Shakespeare in Swahililand
Title remainder
in search of a global poet
Statement of responsibility
Edward Wilson-Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning with Victorian-era expeditions in which the Complete Works of Shakespeare were often the sole reading material carried into the interior of the continent, the Bard became a vital touchstone both for colonizers and the colonized. His plays were printed by liberated slaves as some of the first texts in Swahili, were performed by Indian laborers while they built the Uganda railroad, were used to argue for native rights, and were translated by intellectuals, revolutionaries, and independence-movement leaders. Wilson-Lee tallies Shakespeare's unlikely yet profound emergence and continued presence in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, and discovers overwhelming evidence that Shakespeare's works provide a key insight into cultural development throughout the region. -- Adapted from jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3069.A37
LC item number
W55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Shakespeare in Swahililand : in search of a global poet, Edward Wilson-Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude : Beauty out of place. The Lake Regions: Shakespeare and the explorers -- Zanzibar: Shakespeare and the slaveboy printworks -- Interlude: the Swahili Coast: player-kings of Eastern Africa -- Mombasa: Shakespeare, bard of the railroad -- Nairobi: Expats, emigrés and exile -- Kampala: Shakespeare at school, at war and in prison -- Dar Es Salaam: Shakespeare in power -- Addis Ababa: Shakespeare and the lion of Judah -- Pan Africa: Shakespeare in the Cold War -- Juba: Shakespeare, civil war and reconstruction
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374262075
Lccn
2016002076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn932577502
  • (OCoLC)932577502
Label
Shakespeare in Swahililand : in search of a global poet, Edward Wilson-Lee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude : Beauty out of place. The Lake Regions: Shakespeare and the explorers -- Zanzibar: Shakespeare and the slaveboy printworks -- Interlude: the Swahili Coast: player-kings of Eastern Africa -- Mombasa: Shakespeare, bard of the railroad -- Nairobi: Expats, emigrés and exile -- Kampala: Shakespeare at school, at war and in prison -- Dar Es Salaam: Shakespeare in power -- Addis Ababa: Shakespeare and the lion of Judah -- Pan Africa: Shakespeare in the Cold War -- Juba: Shakespeare, civil war and reconstruction
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374262075
Lccn
2016002076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn932577502
  • (OCoLC)932577502

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