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Representations: Poetry, Modern: East Africa: Swahili
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Discourse analysis of gendered metaphors in Kiswahili poetry

Regardless of the wide variety of Kiswahili (the Swahili language) poetry, the representation of women vis-à-vis men and the effect of these discourses form a coherent image that informs gender relations. Approaches to discourse analysis theory and methodology share a common understanding of language as a domain …

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Inyani Simala, K., “Representations: Poetry, Modern: East Africa: Swahili”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0632c>
First published online: 2009



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