Euphrase Kezilahabi

Euphrase Kezilahabi (13 April 1944 – 9 January 2020)[1] was a Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar.[2] Born in Ukerewe, Tanganyika (now in Tanzania), he last worked at the University of Botswana,as an associate professor at the Department of African Languages (now African Cultural Department).[3]

Euphrase Kezilahabi
BornApril 13, 1944
DiedJanuary 9, 2020
NationalityTanzania

He wrote in Swahili, and delivered talks on subjects such as 'Aesthetic Ambivalence in Modern Swahili' and 'The Concept of the Hero in African Fiction'.

WorksEdit

  • Stray Truths: Selected Poems of Euphrase Kezilahabi (Translations by Annmarie Drury) - 2015[4]
  • Mzingile - 1991
  • Nagona - 1990
  • Karibu Ndani - 1988
  • Rosa Mistika - 1988
  • Dunia Uwanja wa Fujo (2007)
  • Kichwamaji (1974)
  • Gamba la Nyoka (2006)
  • The Concept of the Hero in African Fiction - 1983
  • Translations by the Poetry Translation Centre.[5]

InfluencedEdit

  • Vincent R. Ogoti

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vincent, Asibabi (10 January 2020). "Professor Kezilahabi, 'Mayai Waziri Wa Maradhi' writer, is dead". Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ Bio
  3. ^ NALRC Archived 2010-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "MSU Press | Stray Truths". Michigan State University Press. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  5. ^ "Euphrase Kezilahabi". www.poetrytranslation.org. Retrieved 2016-03-24.