This bibliography on Swahili language and culture—to be frequently updated—represents the highlights from the last thirty-nine years of library acquisitions at Columbia University. Some titles in Swahili acquired since 1979 have not been included (such as policy documents issued by governments and political parties, children's stories issued as short brochures, or recently-acquired items still "in process"). Titles in Arabic, English, French, & German listed here deal primarily with aspects of Swahili language, literature, history, and culture.
The home page contains a list of dictionaries and other reference works, a brief list of related music and video titles, links to related Internet resource guides, and other library tools for research.
***See also: History of East Africa, c.1000 CE to the present
Part of: African Studies at Columbia