More About Sheikh Shaaban Bin Robert ‘Shaaban Robert’

More About Sheikh Shaaban Bin Robert ‘Shaaban Robert’

More About Sheikh Shaaban Bin Robert ‘Shaaban Robert’

Sheikh Shaaban Bin Robert (often abbreviated as ‘Shaaban Robert’) had humble beginnings – he was an unasumming primary school dropout with a gift for storytelling.

He wrote prose, poetry and essays and employed a very wide range of literary devices, including allegory and personification. He wasn’t merely a storyteller – he was more of a teacher and socio-political commentator, using literature as a tool.

He tackled such themes as justice, law, love, peace, brotherhood and the human condition. His many and varied works made a big contribution to Swahili literature and culture. Continue reading