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spring language workshops

Svahili radionice On Sunday, May 12th Swahili spring language workshops start at MAA. The participants will have the opportunity to learn a basics of Swahili language.

The number of participants in the workshop is limited and therefore it is necessary to send an application form with the following information:

  • Name and surname
  • Year of birth
  • Phone number and e-mail address
  • Why do you want to learn Swahili? (briefly, up to 100 words)
  • How did you find out for Swahili workshop at the MAA?

The application form for the workshop should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until the May 5th (midnight), with the subject FOR SWAHILI WORKSHOP.

The Spring Swahili Workshop 2019 will be guided by:

Benjamin Towett Chemarum

Benjamin Towett Chemarum A student at the The Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture of the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry.

Born in Kenya, a country in which 51 million people live, 42 ethnical groups who have their native languages, but Swahili is the language spoken by 15 million Kenyans. After independence, the Kenyan government adopted the Swahili as a national language to unite different ethnical groups.

He is interested in languages from an early age, and during his studies and education, Benjamin's essays written in English and Swahili have often proved to be the best.

As a native speaker and lecturer in Swahili language workshops at the Museum of African Art, Benjamin has been participating since 2019.


Marija Panić, PhD

dr Marija Panić Works as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Philology and Arts (University of Kragujevac), where she teaches French literature and culture.

As a linguist she has always beens interested in Swahili and it is with great enthusiam that she started learning it in 2015 at Swahili Language Workshops at the Museum of African Arts in Belgrade. She is very interested in African arts and literature and in the mutual infleunce of African and European cultures.

As a language teacher Marija has taught French, Italian and English at language courses, at grammar school, at British international school and at the faculty.

She has been teaching Swahili at the MAA from 2018.


For more information about the workshop contact Ana Knežević, the MAA curator: e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone: 011/ 2651 654, 011/ 2651 269



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