Hainteny is the traditional poetry of Madagascar. Hainteny means ‘knowledge of words’ in Malagasy language. It is part of traditional oral literature of Madagascar, which is mostly in the form of a dialogue between a female and a male, and strongly reminds me of poems of Tamil Sangam literature and Gatha Saptasati of India. Leonard […]
Blue-leaved sugar cane.
Even the shadow of her lamba is perfumed;
How much more, then, the lamba she wears. 1
The sage spreads its scent over the …