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Kiswahili for Foreigners Book 2


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Alice Wanjikũ Mangat

Wanjikũ's full names are Alice Wanjikũ Mangat. Her names, apart from Wanjikũ which is a well known Kikuyu women name makes it difficult to identify her origin. Alice is a Christian name, Wanjikũ her birth name given to her by her dearest Kikuyu mother, and Mangat is the surname of her dearest father who was an Indian. Wanjikũ was born and brought up and lived in Kenya until 1977 when she went to Germany. She is native speaker of Kikuyu, Swahili and understands a few other languages of Kenya related to Bantu group. She speaks fluent English and German too. Before coming to Germany, she worked in different companies in Kenya as a secretary.

In Germany she first worked with radio service Deutsche Welle, Swahili department as a freelance journalist and later in 1982 joined an International organisation, which prepare the German experts who go to work for development projects in East Africa...

However, most of her students were kind and patient giving her time to sort herself out. She did not give up but continued to do more research on all grammatical rules in order to give satisfactory explanations. The students pushed her where she is now with their questions "how"; "why"; "how come". Now she is one of the best Swahili teachers for foreigners especially Germans and advisor for the new teachers who like to teach this most beautiful languages of Africa. Her method of teaching is simple, short and very logic which leads to speaking correct and perfect Swahili within a very short time. This however, depends on the motivation of the learner...

She is in a process of publishing more text books for Swahili, African story book, African cooking book, children ABC and other things. The inspiring author biography about her life is also in process of being published.

This book tells her story which begins at her birth in the middle of colonial struggle in Kenya; her own struggle in Kenya as half Indian during her childhood; coming to Germany and bringing up her children as a single parent in a foreign country; fighting racism; the struggle with the foreign office to achieve her stay permit in a clean way, and eventually her teaching carrier in Germany, etc. She is Catholic by faith, and devoted to the Christian values.

Wanjikũ is a single mother of 2 grown up children