SOAS University of London

Africa Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Ida Hadjivayanis

PhD SOAS, MA Middlesex, BA National University of Lesotho
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Ida Hadjivayanis
Africa Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Senior Lector in Swahili

Name:
Dr Ida Hadjivayanis
Email address:
Telephone:
44 (0)20 7898 4386
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
411
Office Hours:
Thursdays: 15:00 - 16:00 hours

Biography

Ida Hadjivayanis is originally from Zanzibar. She has lived in Dar es Salaam, Paris, Maseru, Conakry, Khartoum and Rome. She studied at the National University of Lesotho (BA in French and English), Middlesex University (MA in Translation) and SOAS (PhD - thesis looked at Norms of Swahili Translation in Tanzania ). She is the translator of Alisi ndani ya nchi ya ajabu, a translation of Lewis Caroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She is currently involved in the production of the first Anthology of Swahili Translations.

Publications

o Alisi ndani ya nchi ya ajabu (Swahili translation of Lewis Caroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Evertype, 2015

o Alice in a world of wonderlands, Swahili translation review and back translations, Oak Knoll, 2015

o ‘Intergration and identity of Swahili speakers in Britain, Journal of East African Studies, Volume 9, issue 2 (2015) pp 231-246

Teaching