Swahili-Forum

About us

Swahili Forum provides a unique platform for research articles on Swahili language, literature as well as on Swahili-speaking cultures and societies in Eastern Africa and the diaspora. As a peer-reviewed open-access journal, Swahili Forum has an unequalled status in international Swahili Studies.

The picture shows patterns of East African colourful cotton fabrics, used mainly for women’s clothing, Foto: Berenike Eichhorn.

About us

All our editors have a strong academic background and knowledge on the contents published in Swahili Forum and are active in the field. They reckon the cooperation with our peer-reviewers essential to ensure the high quality of the Journal.

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The picture shows patterns of East African colourful cotton fabrics, used mainly for women’s clothing, Foto: Berenike Eichhorn.
The picture shows patterns of East African colourful cotton fabrics, used mainly for women’s clothing, Foto: Berenike Eichhorn.
The picture shows patterns of East African colourful cotton fabrics, used mainly for women’s clothing, Foto: Berenike Eichhorn.

The Journal

Published since 1994, Swahili Forum seeks to combine a high standard of scholarly publication with an open-access policy that allows for transcontinental accessibility and broad academic reception.

The picture shows patterns of East African colourful cotton fabrics, used mainly for women’s clothing, Foto: Berenike Eichhorn.

The Journal

Swahili Forum is fostering its worldwide presence as a search platform, providing easy and free access to related research, and promoting the exchange of information and knowledge on all aspects pertaining to the study of Swahili-related topics.

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The picture shows patterns of East African colourful cotton fabrics, used mainly for women’s clothing, Foto: Berenike Eichhorn.
The picture shows patterns of East African colourful cotton fabrics, used mainly for women’s clothing, Foto: Berenike Eichhorn.

News

Current Issue

SwaFo 27 (2020)

Contents

In Memoriam


Articles


Reviews


List of contributors

  • Catherine Nanjala Agoya-Wotsuna, Department of Linguistics and Languages, German Studies, University of Nairobi.
  • Flavia Aiello, Dipartimento Asia Africa e Mediterraneo, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale.
  • Irene Brunotti, Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig.

  • Philippe Cassuto, Département des études moyen-orientales, Université Aix-Marseille.

  • Josephine Dzahene-Quarshie, Department of Modern Languages / Confucius Institute, University of Ghana.

  • Roberto Gaudioso, Dipartimento Asia Africa e Mediterraneo, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”.

  • Kulikoyela K. Kahigi, Taasisi ya Taaluma za Kiswahili, Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam.

  • Sarah Marjie, Department of Modern Languages, University of Ghana.

  • Aldin K. Mutembei, Taasisi ya Taaluma za Kiswahili, Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam / Confucius Institute, University of Dar es Salaam.

  • Kimani Njogu, Twaweza Communications, Nairobi.

  • Victor Ya. Porkhomovsky, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

  • Irina S. Ryabova, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Special Issues

Special Issue:

Variation in Swahili
ed. by Daisuke Shinagawa & Nico Nassenstein

Contents:


List of Contributors

  • Paulin Baraka Bose, University of Cologne, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Cologne, Germany.
  • Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, University of Cologne, Institute for African Studies and Egyptology, Cologne, Germany.
  • Makoto Furumoto, University of Essex, Department of Language and Linguistics, Colchester, UK.
  • Hannah Gibson, University of Essex, Department of Language and Linguistics, Colchester, UK.
  • Steffen Lorenz, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany.
  • Shigeki Kaji, Kyoto Sangyo University, Faculty of Sociology, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Charles Kumbatulu Sita Bangbasa, Université de Kisangani, Département des Lettres et Civilisations Africaines, Kisangani, DR Congo.
  • Sayaka Kutsukake, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Gastor Mapunda, University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Lutz Marten, SOAS University of London, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, London, UK.
  • Gudrun Miehe, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Kumiko Miyazaki, The State University of Zanzibar, Global Center for Swahili Studies and Advancement, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
  • Meikal Mumin, Independent researcher, Cologne, Germany.
  • Nico Nassenstein, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Mainz, Germany.
  • Helma Pasch, University of Cologne, Institute for African Studies and Egyptology, Cologne, Germany.
  • Sheena Shah, University of Hamburg, Department of African and Ethiopian Studies, Hamburg, Germany & University of the Free State, Department of African Languages, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • Daisuke Shinagawa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Julius Taji, University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Keiko Takemura, Osaka University, Graduate School of Language & Culture, Osaka, Japan.
  • Nobuko Yoneda, Osaka University, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka, Japan.

SwaFo 25

Special Issue:

Swahili Literature in Global Exchange: Translations, Translators and Trends
ed. by Uta Reuster-Jahn & Serena Talento

Contents


List of Contributors

  • Flavia Aiello, University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies, Naples, Italy.
  • Claudia Böhme, University of Trier, Department of Sociology/Social Anthropology, Trier, Germany.
  • Xavier Garnier, New Sorbonne University (Paris 3), Department of French and Romance Literature and Linguistics, Paris, France.
  • Roberto Gaudioso, University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies, Naples, Italy.
  • Mikhail D. Gromov, United States International University, Department of Languages and Literature, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Nathalie Arnold Koenings, Hampshire College, School for Interdisciplinary Arts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Zhao Lei, Beijing Foreign Studies University, School of Asian and African Studies, Beijing, China.
  • Annachiara Raia, University of Leiden, African Studies Center/Center for the Arts in Society, Leiden, Netherlands.
  • Uta Reuster-Jahn, University of Hamburg, Department of African and Ethiopian language studies, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Alaa Salah, Al-Azhar University, Department of African Languages, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Serena Talento, University of Bayreuth, Literatures in African Languages, Bayreuth, Germany.

Special Issue:

Lugha ya Mitaani in Tanzania.

ed. by: Rose Marie Beck, Lutz Diegner, Clarissa Dittemer, Thomas Geider, Uta Reuster-Jahn

Contents

Special Issue:

Swahili Bibliography.
ed. by: Rose Marie Beck, Lutz Diegner, Thomas Geider, Uta Reuster-Jahn

Contents

Contact

Institute of African Studies

Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Head: Prof. Dr. Dmitri van den Bersselaar

Phone: +49 341 97-37030
Fax: +49 341 97-37048

ISSN 1614-2373