Citation
Stories from Methali (MS 47755d)

Material Information

Title:
Stories from Methali (MS 47755d)
Series Title:
Taylor Papers : Swahili Scripts and Transliterations
Creator:
[s.n.]
Publication Date:
Language:
Swahili
Materials:
Paper ( medium )
Technique:
Handwritten manuscript : Black ink on thin old yellow paper with lines

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Swahili Literature ( LCSH )
Short stories ( LCSH )
Genre:
Stories
Hadithi
Literature ( LCTGM )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
Coordinates:
-9.633997 x 39.778998

Notes

Abstract:
In this section there are three short stories about moral values. The first two are respectively entitled ‘Mwana na Mtu na Kitete’ and ‘ Kikaka-kaka hakina Baraka’ and the implied teaching is that people should not do things in haste Otherwise they will encounter problems. The second story is taken from the famous proverb ‘Haraka haraka haina baraka’ (If you do things in a hurry you will not be blessed). The last story entitled ‘Mtofu wa Mato Ayari’ tells that to do too many good things to people may cause harm. In all stories animals are used as metaphorical characters. ( en )
General Note:
Date of Composition is unknown
General Note:
Languages: Swahili (Roman script)
General Note:
Dialects: KiMvita
General Note:
Extent: 13 leaves
General Note:
Incipit: Mwana na Mtu na Kitete. Mt’u alivyaa mimba moja,
General Note:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
This item is believed to be in the public domain
Resource Identifier:
MS 47755 ( SOAS manuscript number )
MS 47755d ( SOAS manuscript number )