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New Swahili Writing

May 2013

Our special section showcases writing in Swahili by Abdilatif Abdalla, Mwenda Mbatiah, and Ken Walibora.

By Abdilatif Abdalla
There’s a croc gliding smugly down the river.
Translated from Swahili by Meg Arenberg
The Wretched of Uhuru
By Mwenda Mbatiah
Riuki was from the village, but he lacked village sense.
Translated from Swahili by N. S. Koenings
Poor Grandpa!
By Ken Walibora
Where did you get a Somali child?
Translated from Swahili by the author