Aldin Mutembei

Director, Institute of Kiswahili Studies, University of Dar es Salaam

I have  a PhD in Literary Studies from Leiden University.
My published Thesis (2001) is on : Poetry and AIDS in Tanzania: Changing Metaphors and Metonymies in Haya Oral Traditions. (Published) Leiden University, Netherlands
2000 Advanced Master's, in Non-Western Studies and Literary theories. Leiden University, Netherlands
1994 M.A (Linguistics) Dissertation: Phonological Foregrounding in Kiswahili Poetry. University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania
1991 B.A (ed.) Hons. [Major in Kiswahili and History] University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Research Interest
Public Health in African Literature (with a special focus on Kiswahili Literature)
Contemporary focus and challenges in African Literature

Fellow member
University of Dar es Salaam
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