Honero, Sengo & Ngole 1980

This is an anthology of poetry, entitled Matunda ya Azimio, written by ordinary East African citizens and published in East African Swahili newspapers.  Topics are current issues dealing primarily with people’s reaction to the Arusha Declaration (Azimio la Arusha) and Tanzania’s policies taking the country down the road towards socialism . See Bibliography for full citation (Lucas N. Honero, T.S.Y. Sengo and S.Y.A. Ngole 1980).

The poems included here and translated by TJH follow:

Adhabu Gani Tuwape (What punishment should we give them) by M. A. Rupembecho, p. 29.

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