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Chakita Conference at Moi University, Eldoret. The 20th edition of Chakita Conference was held in honour of Prof. Mohammed Hassan Abdulaziz, a reknown Kiswahili scholar



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A picture grab of Prof.John Habwe during a live interview to discuss the establhment of National Kiswahili Council



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Kongamano la Ishirini la CHAKITA kumuenzi Kigogo wa Kiswahili Prof.Mohammed Hassan Abdulaziz. Idara ya Kiswahili ya Chuo Kikuu cha Nairobi iliwakilishwa vema wakiwemo Dr.Mbuthia, Prof.Iribe, Prof.Mbatiah na Dkt.Mwaliwa.



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2017 KISWAHILI DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Prof. Iribe Mwangi

 “Analytical Issues in Standard Kiswahili Phonology”in Reyono Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry,India. ISSN 2277-7652.

Vazi la Mhudumu na Hadithi Nyingine Kutoka Afrika Mashariki, Nairobi: E.A.E.P; an anthology of short stories, edited the book and wrote one story. ISBN 978-9966-



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Location
The Manu Chandaria Auditorium, The University of Nairobi
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Prof.Tom Olali stresses that student must modestly dress whenener they visit Swahili communities

A CLK 404 student Mary Mukami Wanjiru dressed as a Swahili woman during the Field Work trip at the coast recently. This dressing is part of a particular interpretation of hijab (modesty). Other Swahili women attire include kangas, abayah(buibui), dera, thobo, jalbib and niqab.



Location
Mombasa
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CLK 404 students at Jumba la Mtwana in Kilifi County during their study tour of the coast.



Location
Mtwapa area in Kilifi County
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CLK 404 students taking notes during their field work study tour of Mombasa



Location
Mtwapa area in Kilifi County
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Prof. Tom Olali took his students to be given practical lessons on how to prepare biriani ya kuku

Students taking notes on how to prepare biriani ya nyama ya kuku. This is how it goes.Prepare your chicken, remove the chicken skin(students will tell you the rest!)



Location
Mtwapa area in Kilifi County
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Prof.Tom Olali takes his Swahili students for lectures in Mombasa

CLK 404 students listening to Ms.Amira Mselem Said at the Research Institute of Swahili Studies in Eastern Africa(RISSEA) board room.She delivered a lecture on the development of a Swahili child from birth to marriage.



Location
Mtwapa area in Kilifi County
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Prof. Tom Olali with Swahili students at the Fort Jesus Museum in Mombasa, Kenya

CLK 404 students feeling the coral stone at Fort Jesus, Mombasa. Fort Jesus has retained its form and design with the coral stone. For structural stability, the walls were 600mm thick on the top and over 1m thick on the bottom.



Location
Mtwapa area in Kilifi County
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During the field work study tour, students were given practical lessons and sampled different Swahili dishes. In the beginning, they were not comfortable eating the pweza (octopus).But later, their breakfast had pweza as an accompaniment!



Location
Mtwapa area in Kilifi County
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One of the students' feeling the elaborately carved wooden door in Mji wa kale (Mombasa Old Town) during a recent field work trip to Mombasa.From the motifs, it can be postulated and highly likely that the carvings are an interpretation by Swahili craftsmen of Arabic symbols.



Location
Mtwapa area in Kilifi County
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TKS 306 Kiswahili students tour of Mombasa



Location
The Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC
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Hongera Neema

Neema Mturo with her supervisor Dr.Zaja Omboga after a successful PhD viva voce.



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