Publication Date: 2014. (Lanham, MD: University Press of America)
This book is intended for university students and anyone interested in learning Standard Swahili grammar as spoken in the East African Community of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The most comprehensive grammar book currently available, some of the concepts covered in this book are greetings, numerals, telling the time, the Noun Class system, simple tenses such as past, present and future, adjectives and possessives. The book then progresses to more complex concepts such as Direct and Reported Speech, various verb typologies, other tenses, prepositions and conjunctions, adverbs and relative pronouns. Each chapter includes many examples and sample sentences, easy to read charts, practice questions and answers, and a list of new vocabulary used within the chapter. On completing this book, the reader will be able to read, write and converse in Swahili with confidence.
Publication Date: 2012 (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Mkuki na Nyota)
This book is a handy beginner's complete course in the Swahili language, designed especially for foreigners. The book is a result of the author's many years of teaching experience. It is divided into two parts: part one covers pronunciation; Swahili greetings and manners; classification of nouns; adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc. in twenty-eight lessons and thirty-six exercises. part two includes a study of Swahili usage in specific situations (e.g. at home, in the market, on the road, at the airport, etc.); and a Swahili-English vocabulary of words used in the book.
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