The coral stone at Fort Jesus Museum

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-06-05 16:58

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.

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Sun, 2022-06-05 16:58

Unajua mapishi ya samaki pweza(octopus)? waulize wanafunzi wa CLK 404!

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-06-05 16:40

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!

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Sun, 2022-06-05 16:40

The elaborately carved wooden doors of Mombasa Old Town

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-06-05 16:26

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.

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Sun, 2022-06-05 16:26

CLK 404: Kiswahili Oral Literature and Culture Study Tour in Mombasa 2018

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-06-05 16:09
Location / Venue: 

Jumba la Mtwana Ruins

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Mon, 2023-06-05 16:09


Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-05-09 12:20

TKS 306 Kiswahili students tour of Mombasa

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Sat, 2020-05-09 12:20


The Department of Kiswahili was re-launched at the University of Nairobi in the year 2013 after being hosted in the Department of Linguistics & Languages for sometime.  Prior to this re-launch, Kiswahili was taught from the early seventies within the now defunct Department of Linguistics and African Languages.The status of Kiswahili in Kenya in the 70s was that it was only a National Language. This meant, the principle objective of teaching Kiswahili was to develop students who can master not just its grammar  but also its literature as well.  Currently, Kiswahili is by law both a National and Official language in Kenya. The Department trains students at undergraduate and post graduate levels. The Department also boasts of graduating students at PhD level.  This Department serves as a catalyst for the training of the same disciplines in related departments in the country. Over the years Kiswahili at the University of Nairobi has been developing in terms of training researchers, teachers and lecturers.  Further, the Department  has grown to become a centre of Fiction and Academic writing.  It is a Department that boasts of renown writers of Kiswahili poetry, Kiswahili novel and Kiswahili drama in the East African Region.

Dr.Mwaliwa wins PANGea Early Career Fellowship at Stellenbosch University

Conference Dates: 
Thu, 2018-06-21

Dr.Mwaliwa of Kiswahili Department (University of Nairobi) making a presentation at Stellenbosch University under the PANGea Early Career Fellowship

Dr.Hannah Mwaliwa making her presentation at Stellenbosch University under the PANGea Early Career Fellowship Programme.

Kiswahili Department hosts the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2017 reading

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-06-08 15:51
Location / Venue: 

The Manu Chandaria Auditorium, The University of Nairobi

Kiswahili department University of Nairobi playing host to the Cornell-Mabati Kiswahili Prize

Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature reading. From left Prof.Abdilatif Abdalla, Prof.Mukoma wa Ngugi, Prof.Iribe Mwangi, Prof.John Habwe and Prof.Rayya Timammy.

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Wed, 2022-06-08 15:51

Performing Arts in Lamu

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-06-05 19:44

Prof.Tom Olali has published a book on the Performance of a Swahili Kasida

This 568-Page book addresses the performance of the Hamziyyah during the Lamu Maulidi Festival. It retails at $99.


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Sun, 2022-06-05 19:44
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