Shamba la wanyama [Animal farm]

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Title

Shamba la wanyama [Animal farm]

Description

George Orwell’s Animal Farm is quite possibly the most politicized text to be translated into the Swahili language. The text first appeared in 1967, the same year as the ujamaa socialist scheme was introduced in Tanzania. It was meant by the translator to be a red flag warning his country about the evils of communism. Its publication, interestingly enough, was financially underwritten by the United States Information Service.

While it was first received with acclaim in the decidedly pro-capitalist politics of Kenya, the reverberations of its political message were felt equally as strongly as leftist leaning forces espoused its political message.

Call Number: PR6029.R8 A6319 1967

Creator

Fortunatus, Kawegere

Publisher

Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1967.

Language

Swahili

Collection

Citation

Fortunatus, Kawegere , “Shamba la wanyama [Animal farm],” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed November 14, 2018, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/6039.