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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Clarissa Vierke Abstract The Swahili poetry of the master poet Fumo Liyongo, which dates between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, draws much of its imagery from the Indian Ocean, and in a particularly sensuous way: the poems paint baroque tableaux of Swahili material culture, evoking...
Journal Article
Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 147–155.
Published: 01 June 2022
... literary circularities is the extent to which they operate through an aesthetic sensorium of objects from distant “elsewheres.” Clarissa Vierke’s semiotic and topographic reading of the fifteenth- to eighteenth-century Swahili poems attributed to the master poet Fumo Liyongo foregrounds these intimate...