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Shakespeare in Swahililand - Adventures with the Ever-Living Poet (Paperback): Edward Wilson-Lee

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Shakespeare in Swahililand - Adventures with the Ever-Living Poet (Paperback)

Edward Wilson-Lee

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Investigating the literary culture of the early interaction between European countries and East Africa, Edward Wilson-Lee uncovers an extraordinary sequence of stories in which explorers, railway labourers, decadent emigres, freedom fighters, and pioneering African leaders made Shakespeare their own in this alien land. Exploring the unexpected history of Shakespeare's global legacy, Shakespeare in Swahililand is a breathtaking combination of travel, history, biography and satire. It traces Shakespeare's influence in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya - where Cambridge lecturer Edward Wilson-Lee was raised. From Victorian expeditions in which the Bard's works were the sole reading material, Wilson-Lee shows how Shakespeare's works have been a vital touchstone throughout the region. The Plays were printed by liberated slaves as one of the first texts in Swahili, performed by Indian labourers while they built the Uganda Railway, used to argue for native rights, and translated by intellectuals, revolutionaries and independence leaders. Revealing how great works can provide a key insight into modern history, these stories investigate the astonishing poignancy of beauty out of place.

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Imprint: William Collins Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2017
Authors: Edward Wilson-Lee
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-814621-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > 16th to 18th centuries
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > 16th to 18th centuries > Shakespeare studies & criticism
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
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LSN: 0-00-814621-7
Barcode: 9780008146214

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