This book is about Kiswahili and about its spread in Eastern and Central Africa that has taken place against a background of interactions between church and state and between economics and politics. It analyzes the role of Kiswahili in politics and social change, emphasizing those aspects of change which are compatible with the present stage of human knowledge and which do justice to the potentialities of the human being, both as a social creature and as an innovative being. The story of the language touches not only on politics and economics, but also on religion. The book addresses three domains of social experience, spiritual considerations, political considerations, and considerations that are related to the business of earning a living and to the balance between cost and benefit.
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