Euphrase Kezilahabi

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Euphrase Kezilahabi
BornApril 13, 1944
DiedJanuary 9, 2020
NationalityTanzania

Euphrase Kezilahabi (13 April 1944 – 9 January 2020)[1] was a Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar.[2] Born in Ukerewe, Tanganyika (now in Tanzania), he last worked at the University of Botswana, as an associate professor at the Department of African Languages (now African Cultural Department).[3]

He wrote in Swahili, and delivered talks on subjects such as 'Aesthetic Ambivalence in Modern Swahili' and 'The Concept of the Hero in African Fiction'.

Works[edit]

  • Stray Truths: Selected Poems of Euphrase Kezilahabi (Translations by Annmarie Drury) - 2015[4]
  • Mzingile - 1991
  • Nagona - 1990
  • Karibu Ndani - 1988
  • Rosa Mistika - 1988
  • Dunia Uwanja wa Fujo (2007)
  • Kichwamaji (1974)
  • Gamba la Nyoka (2006)
  • The Concept of the Hero in African Fiction - 1983
  • Translations by the Poetry Translation Centre.[5]

Influenced[edit]

  • Vincent R. Ogoti

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent, Asibabi (10 January 2020). "Professor Kezilahabi, 'Mayai Waziri Wa Maradhi' writer, is dead". Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ Bio
  3. ^ NALRC Archived 2010-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "MSU Press | Stray Truths". Michigan State University Press. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  5. ^ "Euphrase Kezilahabi". www.poetrytranslation.org. Retrieved 2016-03-24.