This bibliography on Swahili—to be frequently updated—represents the highlights from the last twenty 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 English listed here deal primarily with aspects of Swahili language, literature, history, and culture.
For current language use, see also print copies of the Tanzanian newspaper Rai, published in Dar es Salaam;
the last 5 years are available in the Current Newspaper Reading Area of Lehman Library, 2nd floor. You may also wish to consult the guide Swahili Language on the Internet.