He is in the A-List of the contemporary Swahili poets. With his own efforts, he has been able to publish four books – Mama Usihuzunike being the latest. He is joining me in the CHAT to tell us his journey into the world of poetry.
NJOO uniulize Mohammed Khelef Ghassani ni nani na nitakupa vitambulisho vyake kadhaa. Kila kimoja kati yavyo kitamsibu. Kitajaa kama pishi. Continue reading “Mfalme Yuko Uchi: Diwani Mpya ya Mohammed Ghassani”
Kabla ya kuelezaa maana ya neno “mwanamajumui”, kuna mambo mawili ambayo ni muhimu kuyaeleza. La kwanza, ni kwamba kuna wasemao “mwanaumajumui”; na baadhi ya watu huidondosha hiyo u walitumiapo neno hilo. Continue reading “Kuhusu Mwanamajumui”
Kama zilivyo lugha nyingi zilizopata bahati ya kuwa kiunganisho baina ya wazungumzaji kutoka makabila na mataifa mengine, Kiswahili nacho kina wenyewe wenye asili nacho na kina watumiaji wa kawaida. Continue reading “Kiswahili kina wenyewe, kienee lakini kisitokomee”
This is what Mohammed Ghassani writes as a dedication of this epic:
To the country that rose, then fell down before it stood up
Expressing our thoughts is one way of communicating and communication is, itself, one of basic human characteristics. A person who does not communicate – or is made not to communicate – lacks something so significant to their well-being that is similar to their breathing. Continue reading “Siwachi Kusema: The Freedom Is Jailed”
Kiswahili has at least three meanings of the word ‘Andamo‘, which carries the title of this book. Depending on which context it has been used, Swahili people use this word to describe situations or actions. One of which is the situation of sticking tightly to something and never let it go. Continue reading “‘Andamo’: A Young Traveller on Journey”