SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Baraza: Swahili Conference at SOAS


Date: 31 October 2015Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 31 October 2015Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Room 4429

Type of Event: Conference

Call for papers: Abstracts are invited for short presentations at a one day conference addressing any aspect of the language, literature, translation, culture, philosophy or diaspora of the Swahili speaking peoples of the world. The aim of the meeting is to foster academic interaction and exchange about new or emerging research, developing ideas and interests for mutual benefit among Swahili scholars and students.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 10 October 2015. Please email your 250-300 word abstract and title of your presentation (in English or Swahili) to: or

Free registration will take place on the day of the conference, but a preliminary programme will made available before the conference. Tea and coffee will be provided.

This conference is organised by the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies.

To attend the conference please RSVP at

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