The Cloth That Speaks - KANGA

Professor Sharifa Zawawi has kindly provided users of LangMedia with the following collection of photos of kangas. Many photos are accompanied by an English translation of the Swahili saying printed on the cloth. Professor Zawawi writes about the role of the garment known as kanga or leso in her newly released book Kanga: The Cloth That Speaks. The book discusses the history and modern cultural significance of kangas. It also includes many colorful photos of kanga, an entirely new collection from those presented here. For information on how to purchase the book, contact Azaniya Hills Press, 8 Fordham Hill Oval 15C, The Bronx, N.Y.10468; or e-mail: