Welcome to Ushairi wa Mwanagenzi, the ultimate destination for Swahili poetry lovers. Tune in every day for one hour to learn about the rich history and legacy of Swahili poetry.
Our program features a wide range of Swahili poetry genres, from traditional forms like utendi and tenzi, to modern styles like mashairi and spoken word. We explore the works of legendary poets like Shaaban Robert and Said Ahmed Mohamed, as well as contemporary poets who are pushing the boundaries of Swahili poetry.
Through our program, you’ll learn about the themes and motifs that run through Swahili poetry, including love, nature, spirituality, and social justice. You’ll also gain insights into the cultural and historical contexts that shaped Swahili poetry, from the influence of Islamic and Arab traditions to the impact of colonialism and globalization.
Our program is hosted by a team of experts in Swahili poetry, who bring their passion and knowledge to every episode. They will guide you through the world of Swahili poetry, explaining the nuances of different forms and styles, and sharing their favorite poems and poets with you.
And for those who can’t tune in live, Ushairi wa Mwanagenzi is also available online, allowing you to catch up on all the poetry and insights you might have missed. So, join us every day for one hour to experience the beauty and power of Swahili poetry on Ushairi wa Mwanagenzi. Let the words and rhythms of Swahili poetry transport you to a world of wonder and inspiration.