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

Special Issues

Special Issue:

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

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List of Contributors

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

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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