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A Guide to the Typescript for James de Vere Allen's Swahili Origins

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
June 2007

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Allen, J. de V.
Title: Typescript for James de Vere Allen's Swahili Origins
Dates: Circa 1993
Abstract: Unedited manuscript (electronic version on CD) of Allen's book, Swahili Origins.
Extent: 1 CD-Rom.
Identification: MSS 0476
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

James de Vere Allen was born in Kenya in 1936. For most of his life he researched and taught others about Swahili culture, art and history. He was the author of several publications, most notably Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture and the Shungwaya Phenomenon (1993), which was published after his death on June 13, 1990.

Scope and Content

The unedited typescript for Swahili Origins is in Adobe PDF file format on a single CD-Rom.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Typescript for James de Vere Allen's Swahili Origins, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Edward I. Steinhart, 2005.

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