SWAHILI CONVERSATION AND GRAMMAR
by John Ndakwa
The book is an introductory course in Swahili Language. It contains also material that could be used for the Intermediate courses in Swahili. Unlike other books on Swahili, the text introduces the language as well as the culture of the people.
The lessons througought the book are structured around activities of every day life including lessons on political, social and economic pursuits of the people. Three lessons on space exploration introduce one to technical vocabulary. It tells stories of important black leaders from King Shaka Zulu to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The conversational system used in the book is effective for teaching Swahili to foreigners. John Ndakwa is a Kenyan and studied at Howard University (B.A), George Washington University (M.A.) and finally at Rice University for his Ph.D