Hadithi ya Ndiwa na Kozi (Ms 53497e)

Material Information

Hadithi ya Ndiwa na Kozi (Ms 53497e)
Series Title:
Hichens Collection : Swahili Poems
Kijuma, Muhammad ( contributor )
Publication Date:
Paper ( medium )
Handwritten and typescript manuscript : Typescript in black and red ink, and handwritten scripts with pencil


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


This section of MS 53497 contains the story of the Prophet Moses and his encounter with the angels Michael and Jibril, the latter metaphorically embodied by a hawk and a dove. Although, it is referred as an hadithi, this is a poem of 37 stanzas, in typescripts with many handwritten corrections on the side. The MS also contains a copy of the same poem, typed in red. According to Abou Egl (unpubl. 1983), this story was translated from the Arabic by Kijumwa who gave it to Hichens in 1933. According to the manuscript, Kijumwa received the manuscript, in Arabic, from a woman in Lamu. The same poem was also given to E Dammann who published it in 1938. In the Allen collection, this same poem is entitled ‘Hadithi ya Mtumi Musa’. ( en )
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Date of Composition is unknown
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Languages: Swahili (Roman script)
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Dialects: KiAmu
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Poetic Form: Utenzi
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Extent: 33 leaves
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Purchased from Kegan Paul, 6 October 1948
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Incipit: Nenda kubaini kwa isimu yake karimu, Na ar-rahamini baadaye kirasimu
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VIAF (name authority) : Kijuma, Muhammad : URI
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Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
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Scribe: Kijuma, Muhammad
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Publication information: Knappert, Jan. 1967. Traditional Swahili Poetry. Brill, Leiden
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Publication information: Knappert, Jan. 1979. Four Centuries of Swahili Verse. London: Heinemann, pp. 210-217.
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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. 32-33.
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Publication information: Knappert, Jan. 1971. Swahili Islamic Poetry. Brill, Leiden.
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Publication information: Dammann, Ernest. 1938. Eine Suaheli Dichtung Uber Moses den Habicht und die Taube. Z.E.S., 26, pp.1-14.
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Publication information: Abou Egl, Mohammad. 1983. The LIfe and Works of Muhamadi Kijumwa. PhD thesis, SOAS-University of London, pp 171-175

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 53497 ( SOAS manuscript number )
Ms 53497e ( SOAS manuscript number )