Euphrase Kezilahabi

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Euphrase Kezilahabi (born 13 April 1944) is a Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar.[1] Born in Ukerewe, Tanganyika (now in Tanzania), he is currently based at the University of Botswana, where he is an associate professor at the Department of African Languages.[2]

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


  • Mzingile - 1991
  • Nagona - 1990
  • Karibu Ndani - 1988
  • Rosa Mistika - 1988
  • The Concept of the Hero in African Fiction - 1983
  • Translations by the Poetry Translation Centre.[3]


  1. ^ Bio
  2. ^ NALRC
  3. ^ "Euphrase Kezilahabi". Retrieved 2016-03-24.