Masamo Ya Kisasa: Contemporary Readings in Swahili

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Africa World Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 564 pages
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This book is designed to enable students at the intermediate and advanced levels to read and understand authentic texts in Swahili. Appropriate for classroom or independent use, this book provides a transition to unassisted reading of journalistic, scholarly and literature works in Swahili. The lessons in the book include contemporary texts on a wide range of topics from cooking and courtship to politics and poetry. Each lesson includes glosses in Swahili that define the vocabulary; grammatical and cultural notes; comprehensive questions; and activities.

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Ann Biersteker is associate professor, adjunct in linguistics and African studies, associate chair of the Council on African Studies, and director of graduate and undergraduate African studies at Yale University.

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