Analisi letteraria dei testi di Remmy Ongala e delle loro tradizioni testuali

  • Roberto Gaudioso University of Naples "L'Orientale"


In this article, I analyse some texts of the Congolese songwriter Remmy Ongala. I outline his biography and career from Kindu and Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo) to Songea and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). My analysis is focused on style of his texts: through a comparative approach between his textual traditions, I propose a reading of his poetic conception and its contextualization as verbal art phenomenon.


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Author Biography

Roberto Gaudioso, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

Roberto Gaudioso is currently doing post-doc research on Swahili Literature of DR Congo at the Univesity of Napoli “L’Orientale.” His PhD thesis is on the poetics and philosophy of Euphrase Kezilahabi (University of Napoli “L'Orientale” and University of Bayreuth). He has written on: Euphrase Kezilahabi, Ebrahim Hussein, Ingeborg Bachmann and Giacomo Leopardi, whom he has translated into Swahili. Research interests: Literatures in African languages, Comparative Literature, Theories and practices of Translation, Aesthetics of Literature, Hermeneutics, Philosophy.

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