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African Restoration and the Promise and Pitfalls of Cultural Politics

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the 1960s movement to rename East Palo Alto, a small, predominantly black Northern California town, after Nairobi, the capital of the East African nation of Kenya. The campaign ... More


Ahmad Nassir’s poetical moral theory Utu – how human beings ought to behave

Kai Kresse

in Philosophising in Mombasa: Knowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627868
eISBN:
9780748652976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627868.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter deals with the classic philosophical questions of what is humanity (signifying the field of philosophical anthropology) and what is goodness (characterising moral theory). It provides ... More


Ahmed Sheikh Nabhany Swahili poetry and the conservation of cultural knowledge

Kai Kresse

in Philosophising in Mombasa: Knowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627868
eISBN:
9780748652976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627868.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Historically, poetry and its performance were applied to a wide range of incidents in Swahili social life. Swahili poetry has long been used for Islamic and social education, as well as for ... More


Applied Verbs in Swahili

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter applies the results of the study to a new set of original data — namely, applied (or applicative) verbs in Swahili. These verb forms have as standard been argued to result from a process ... More


At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More


Casual Labour and the Swahili in Mombasa

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter aims to gain an understanding of why movement to Mombasa was such an attractive option for some people in the early colonial period and demands an analysis of the Mombasa labour market ... More


Conclusion

Felicitas Becker

in Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The future of relations between Tanzanian Muslims and the state is in the balance as recriminations between reformists and Bakwata continue, and the outline of potential compromises between Ansar and ... More


Counterpoints and continuities: the younger generation Intergenerational idioms – experience and perspectives

Kai Kresse

in Philosophising in Mombasa: Knowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627868
eISBN:
9780748652976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627868.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Looking back at the contextual portrayals of Ahmed Sheikh Nabhany, Ahmad Nassir Juma Bhalo, and Sheikh Abdilahi Nassir, it is evident that these diverse Swahili intellectuals have produced a ... More


God-Consciousness

Sigvard von Sicard

in Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243198
eISBN:
9780823243235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The spirit of Africa was imbibed by von Sicard, who grew up there and studied in South Africa before moving on to Uppsala, Hartford, and Cairo. The journey is marked by figures like Tor Andrae, F.A. ... More


A history of maendeleo: the concept of ‘development’ in Tanganyika's late colonial public sphere

Emma Hunter

in Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter tells the story of the changing use of the term maendeleo in colonial Tanganyika between the turn of the century and independence in 1961. Hunter argues that it is only by appreciating ... More


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