Citation
شعر لليوغ

Material Information

Title:
شعر لليوغ
Series Title:
Werner Collection :
Alternate title:
Shairi la Liongo
Translated Title:
Ode to Mwana Manga (MS 47795a) ( Englsih )
Creator:
Liongo Fumo ( Author, Primary )
Kijuma, Muhammad ( contributor )
Werner, Alice, 1859-1935
Donor:
Werner, Alice, 1859-1935
Place of Publication:
[s.l.]
Publisher:
[manuscript]
Publication Date:
Language:
Swahili
Materials:
Paper ( medium )
Technique:
Handwritten manuscript : In ink, red and black, with pencil, in a bound volume
Bound in codex (18 f.)

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Swahili poetry ( LCSH )
Legends ( LCSH )
Oral literature
Kiswahili mashairi
Oral tradition in literature ( LCSH )
Liongo Fumo ( DNB )
Fumo Liyongo
Utenzi
Genre:
Poem
Utumbuizo
Poetry ( LCTGM )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Kenya -- Lamu County -- Eastern Africa -- Lamu -- Lamu Island
Coordinates:
-2.269444 x 40.902222

Notes

Abstract:
This manuscript contains a poem attributed to Fumo Liyongo that is believed to celebrate his bride. The same poem with some variations may be found in MS 380548c. In this version, explanatory notes by Muhammad Kijumwa (which follow the poem) and sketches illuminate meaning on many (though not all) points. The most important textual difference between the two versions may be that the word ‘Yanga’ of 380548c here becomes ‘Manga’ (stanza 4) and ‘Mwanamanga’ (stanza 7), words that in this context suggest a woman from Arabia or Asia. Thus instead of asking Others to join in the praise of God (stanza 4), the poet asks them to join in praising his bride. Alice Werner’s transliteration of the poem follows the text and notes, which are in Arabic script. ( en,English,swahili,swahili,,, )
Abstract:
A poem in praise of the poet's wife in the original script by the hand of Muhammad Kijuma, with a transliteration in Latin script by Alice Werner
Abstract:
Incipit: بجيان باس پب یجمس کک متتس او من نیغ
Abstract:
Incipit: Pijiani nbasi, pembe ya jamsi, kwa cha mtutusi, au mwananinga
General Note:
Biographical information: Fumo Liyongo is a mythical Swahili poet and hero, and it is tought that he composed many oral songs and poems narrating about his life time, which is around the 12th and 13th century. For more information on Liyongo, see the field ‘relevant publication’.
General Note:
Date of Composition is unknown
General Note:
Languages: Swahili (Arabic script) and Swahili (Roman script)
General Note:
Poetic Form: Utumbuizo (bipartite long-measure verse)
General Note:
Extent: 1 vol. (19 pages)
General Note:
Incipit: Pijiani nbasi, pembe ya jamsi, kwa cha mtutusi, au mwananinga
General Note:
See also SOAS University of London manuscript MS 380548c (Knappert Collection), and MS 210013 and MS 380526 (Hichens Collection)
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Liongo Fumo : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/225493124
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Kijuma, Muhammad : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/43775563
General Note:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Kenya -- Lamu County -- Lamu -- Lamu Island
General Note:
Donated by Mrs E. Hichens, June 1945
General Note:
Scribe: Kijuma, Muhammad
General Note:
Publication information: Lambert, H.E. 1953. Ode to Mwana Manga. Swahili 23: 56-65.
General Note:
Publication information: Werner, Alice. c. 1926-28. The Swahili saga of Liyongo Fumo. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 4: 247-255.
General Note:
Publication information: Muhammad bin Abu Bakr Kijumwa. 1962. Utenzi wa Fumo Liongo. Dar es Salaam: East African Swahili Committee.
General Note:
Mbele, Joseph L. 1986. The Liongo Fumo epic and the scholars. Kiswahili 53 (1-2): 128-145
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Werner, Alice, 1859-1935 : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/32099140

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
This text is believed to be in the public domain. Users, however, are advised to consider copyright issues related to Werner's transcription.
Resource Identifier:
MS 47795 ( SOAS manuscript number )
MS 47795a ( SOAS manuscript number )

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Fumo Liyongo Saga - MS 47795, Werner Collection
Fumo Liyongo is a mythical Swahili poet and hero, and it is thought that he
composed many oral songs and poems narrating about his life time, which is
around the 12th and 13th century. For more information on Liongo, see the field
'relevant publication'.
This manuscript contains a poem attributed to Fumo Liyongo, Ode to Mwana
Manga that is believed to celebrate his bride. The same poem with some
variations may be found in MS 380548c. In this version, explanatory notes by
Muhammad Kijumwa (which follow the poem) and sketches illuminate meaning on
many (though not al!) points. The most important textual difference between the
two versions may be that the word 'Yanga' of 380548c here becomes 'Manga'
(stanza 4) and 'Mwanamanga' (stanza 7), words that in this context suggest a
woman from Arabia or Asia. Thus instead of asking others to join in the praise of
God (stanza 4), the poet asks them to join in praising his bride. Alice Werner's
transliteration of the poem follows the text and notes, which are in Arabic script.