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Duncan Tarrant

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Duncan Ian Tarrant is a Research Associate in the Cluster of Excellence: Africa Multiple, as well as a Swahili Tutor. He is currently doing an PhD on Swahili Literature as a Junior Fellow of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS).

Duncan completed his MA in African Language Studies in 2019; his MA Thesis focused on Form and Social Concerns in Contemporary Swahili Poetry. Before studying at Bayreuth, he completed a BA in African Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). His Bachelor also included a year studying in East Africa, split between the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) and Kenyatta University, Nairobi. 

For more information, please see his BIGSAS Profile.

Duncan Tarrant

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Research Interests:

Literatures in African Languages, more specifically focused on Swahili poetry and novels. Swahili, Swahili Literature, Poetics, Literature, Literary Stylistics, Languages and Cultures, Discourse Analysis, Linguistics, Bantu languages, Bantu Linguistics, Arabic Language and Linguistics, Sociolinguistics.

Geographic Area:

East Africa; Indian Ocean

Priorities:

  • PhD Thesis
  • Publishing an English Translation of Euphrase Kezilahabi’s Nagona
  • Ongoing Translations of Kithaka wa Mberia’s Poetry
Duncan Tarrant

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Duncan Tarrant
Research Associate

University of Bayreuth 
Literatures in African Languages 
95440 Bayreuth 
Room: 1.10 (GW I)

E-mail: duncan.tarrant@uni-bayreuth.de

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