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Title:Translocal Connections across the Indian Ocean: Swahili Speaking Networks on the Move
Editor:Declich, FrancescaISNI
Year:2018
Issue:37
Pages:322
Language:English
Series:African Social Studies Series (ISSN 1568-1203)
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9789004365988
Geographic terms:East Africa
Indian Ocean
Subjects:Swahili language
social networks
Abstract:The book describes the worlds where Swahili is spoken as multi-centred contexts that cannot be thought of as located in a specific coastal area of Kenya or Tanzania. The articles presented discuss a range of geographical areas where Swahili is spoken, from Somalia to Mozambique along the Indian Ocean, in Europe and the US. In an attempt to de-essentialize the concepts of translocality and cosmopolitanism, the emphasis of the book is on translocality as experienced by different social strata and by gender and cosmopolitanism as an acquired attitude.
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