The Dry Stump

The Dry Stump The Dry Stump is a translation of a Swahili novel Kisiki Kikavu published by ED Ltd It is the first novel to narrate the history of AIDS in Tanzania It takes the reader from the earliest understa

  • Title: The Dry Stump
  • Author: Aldin Mutembei
  • ISBN: 9781934269787
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dry Stump is a translation of a Swahili novel Kisiki Kikavu published by ED Ltd 2005 It is the first novel to narrate the history of AIDS in Tanzania It takes the reader from the earliest understanding of the calamity in Africa from the denial phase resulting in the accepting of the reality of AIDS, to facing up to the stigma, and to the ongoing attemptsThe Dry Stump is a translation of a Swahili novel Kisiki Kikavu published by ED Ltd 2005 It is the first novel to narrate the history of AIDS in Tanzania It takes the reader from the earliest understanding of the calamity in Africa from the denial phase resulting in the accepting of the reality of AIDS, to facing up to the stigma, and to the ongoing attempts to cope with the challenging crisis Through its fictional central character, Kalabweli, The Dry Stump depicts the gender dimension of AIDS and the health crisis in developing nations The novel narrates the history of what happened yesterday, the results of what is seen today, and leaves the reader to ponder about the future of health issues in African nations It is a book that is read in Swahili classes in East Africa and the English readers will find this translation both breathtaking and informative It is the book that will be useful not only to literary students but also to all those interested in African studies Aldin Kaizilege Mutembei is a Senior Lecturer and a Researcher at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and currently an Associate Director of the Institute of Kiswahili Studies at the same University He was a visiting fellow at Princeton University where he taught for two years 2007 2009 He obtained his Ph.D Literature and Inter Cultural studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands He holds an Advanced Masters Leiden , Masters in Linguistics, and a BA education from the University of Dar es Salaam He has researched on Literature and AIDS from 1991 He has written several papers in international journals and two books Poetry and AIDS in Tanzania Changing metaphors and metonymies in Haya Oral Traditions and UKIMWI katika Fasihi ya Kiswahili AIDS in Swahili Literature and a Novel, Kisiki Kikavu.
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