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|Title:||Natural background in some Kiswahili novels|
|Geographic terms:||East Africa|
Abdulla, Muhammed Said, 1918-
Mohamed, Mohamed S.
|Abstract:||This paper looks at the role of the notion of 'nature' in two novels of Mohamed Said Abdulla, 'Siri ya sufuri' (1974) and 'Mzimu wa watu wa kale' (1982), and in two novels of Mohamed Suleiman Mohamed, 'Kiu' (1975) and 'Nyota ya rehema' (1976). It uses the following six classifications: nature as a functional notion; nature as a symbolic notion; nature as source of superstitious fear; nature as a bounteous notion; nature in terms of sustenance and struggle; and nature as a sensuous notion. The conclusion is that Mohamed Said Abdulla tends to be practical and rather austere in his treatment of nature, where Mohamed Suleiman Mohamed may luxuriate in beautiful possibilities even for their own sake. Bibliogr.|