ISBN 9789976973082
Pages 69
Dimensions 208mm x 147mm
Published 2010
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Paperback

Mapenzi Bora

by Shaaban Robert

Kwa zaidi ya miaka na tano vitabu vya mwandishi maarufu kushinda wote katika jamii za Waswahili kote Afrika ya Mashariki na Kati, Marehemu Sheikh Shaaban Robert, havikupatikana Tanzania. Sababu ya kukosekana kwa vitabu hivyo ni kuwa kampuni ya kigeni iliyovichapisha iliamua kuacha kuvichapisha kwa sababu haikulipwa kwa fedha za kegini jamo, lililosabishwa na hali mbaya ya uchumi. Athari za kupotea kwa vitabut vya Sheikh Shaaban Robert katika miaka hiyo ni kwamba Watanzania wengi hasa wale wenye umri chini ya miaka thelathini, kawamjui mwandishi kuyu maarufu na hawakulelewa katika mazingira ya utajiri wa maandishi yake abayo bila shaka yoyote ni mfano pekee wa utajiri wa uridhi wa utamaduni wetu. Kwa kuvichiapisha vitabu vya Marehemeu Sheikh Shaaban Robert tunawakaribisha tena Watanzania, hasa vijana kuvisoma, kuburudishwa na kufunzwa na yale aliyoyaandika kwa sanaa na kipaji adimu.

Poems from Shaaban Robert with translated title Worthy Love.

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About the Author

Shaaban Robert

Shaaban Robert is to the Swahili language what Shakespeare was to English. Acclaimed as the national poet, his publications have always been the touchstone of beauty of language, purity of spirit, and deep wisdom informed by African and Swahili culture in particular, but imbued with respect for and understanding of other cultures. Most prominent of his work is Kusadikika (To be believed), an allegorical work of an imaginary country or state in which injustices are perpetrated against all notions of justice, law and humanity. Published at the height of colonial occupation in Tanzania.

Shaaban Robert kwa lugha ya Kiswahili ni sawa na Shakespeare kwa lugha ya Kiingereza. Akikubalika kama msahiri wa taifa, vitabu vyake daima vimekuwa kipimo cha juu cha uhondo wa lugha, usafi wa nia na hekima kutokana na utamaduni hususan wa Kiafrika na Waswahili lakini pia kwa jnsi alivyoelewa na kusheshimu tamadui nyingine. Katika vitabu vyake Kusadikika ndicho maarufu kushinda vyote. Hii ni hadithi ya kiistara juu ya nchi ambako dhulma inatawala kinyume na haki, sheria na utu. Kitabu kilichapishwa wakati ukoloni umetanda nchini Tanzania.

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