Translocal Connections across the Indian Ocean: Swahili Speaking Networks on the Move

The book describes the worlds where Swahili is spoken as multi-centred contexts that cannot be thought of as located in a specific coastal area of Kenya or Tanzania. The articles presented discuss a range of geographical areas where Swahili is spoken, from Somalia to Mozambique along the Indian Ocean, in Europe and the US. In an attempt to de-essentialize the concepts of translocality and cosmopolitanism, the emphasis of the book is on translocality as experienced by different social strata and by gender and cosmopolitanism as an acquired attitude.

Title: Translocal Connections across the Indian Ocean: Swahili Speaking Networks on the Move
Editor: Declich, Francesca
Year: 2018
ISSN: 1568-1203
Issue: 37
Pages: 322
Language: English
Series: African Social Studies Series
City of publisher: Leiden
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004365988
Geographic terms: East Africa
Indian Ocean
Abstract: The book describes the worlds where Swahili is spoken as multi-centred contexts that cannot be thought of as located in a specific coastal area of Kenya or Tanzania. The articles presented discuss a range of geographical areas where Swahili is spoken, from Somalia to Mozambique along the Indian Ocean, in Europe and the US. In an attempt to de-essentialize the concepts of translocality and cosmopolitanism, the emphasis of the book is on translocality as experienced by different social strata and by gender and cosmopolitanism as an acquired attitude.