Utenzi wa Barasisi (MS 210011a)

Material Information

Utenzi wa Barasisi (MS 210011a)
Series Title:
Hichens Collection : Utenzi wa Barasisi
Said bin Abdallah Masu’ud ( Author, Primary )
Publication Date:
Paper ( medium )
Typescript manuscript : In black type


Subjects / Keywords:
Swahili poetry ( LCSH )
Islam ( LCSH )
Legends ( LCSH )
Kiswahili mashairi
Poetry ( LCTGM )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
-9.633997 x 39.778998


This is a typescript of the Utenzi wa Barasisi, which narrates the temptation and demise of the monk Barasisi. MS 210010b provides notes on the story. Lyndon Harries (1964) and Jan Knappert (1999) also discuss the poem; worth noting are comments by Harries on the authorship of the poem, which, he argues, cannot definitely be known. The typescript contains errors, and the page containing verses 110-119 is missing. ( en )
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Date of Composition is unknown
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Languages: Swahili (Roman script)
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Poetic Form: Utenzi
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Extent: 21 leaves
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Incipit: Bismillahi ni kwanza, Jina la Mola Aziza, Rahamani naongeza, na r-Rahimu tatia
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See also SOAS University of London manuscript MS 210010a
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Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
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The Hichens Papers were donated to SOAS on 17 July 1967
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Publication information: Harries, Lyndon. 1964. The legend of the Monk Barsis -- a Swahili Version. African Language Studies 5: 17-33.
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Publication information: Knappert, Jan (ed). 1964. Utenzi wa Barasisi wa Saidi bin Abdallah Masu’udi. Swahili 34 (2): 28-37.
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Publication information: Knappert, Jan. 1999. A Survey of Swahili Islamic Epic Sagas. Lewiston, New York; Queenston, Ontario; Lampeter, Wales: Edwin Mellen Press; pp. 39-41

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
This item may be in the public domain. Its status has yet to be assessed.
Resource Identifier:
MS 210011 ( SOAS manuscript number )
MS 210011a ( SOAS manuscript number )