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Senior Lecturer of Swahili Language and Literature
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Office Hours – FALL 2017

  • Monday & Wednesday: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Or by appointment

Biography and Areas of Interest

I joined the University of Florida in fall 2004. I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced Swahili language and literature courses. My current research is centered around issues of identity formation in the African female Bildungsroman. I focus on texts written in both English and Swahili languages. My other interests include comparative literature, African literature and cultures, children’s literature, women studies, and translation.

Courses Taught

  • SSW 3303 Swahili Oral Tradition
  • SSW 4713 African Women Writers
  • SWA 1130 Beginning Swahili 1
  • SWA 1131 Beginning Swahili 2
  • SWA 2200 Intermediate Swahili 1
  • SWA 2201 Intermediate Swahili 2
  • SWA 3410 Advanced Swahili 1
  • SWA 3411 Advanced Swahili 2
  • SWA 4905 Speaking Swahili