This summer I am co-teaching a Swahili language and culture class with Martin Shanguhyia during the month of June at the College of William and Mary.

This course will examine the language and culture of Swahili speaking communities. Participants will conducted directed reading and research on selected topics including but not limited to the linguistic history, sociopolitical ramifications, and literary legacy of the development and spread of Swahili. Students will work with fluent speakers of Swahili to learn beginning speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course will have a focus on engagement and scholarship in communities where Swahili is spoken.