Paukwa Pakawa – “It came to and it happened”: Swahili Storytime (Ages 5-12)

Event Category: Community, Education, and Kids

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    Montclair Public Library invites children and their adults to enjoy stories and tales in the Swahili language! “Paukwa Pakawa” is a Swahili phrase used to start tales which means “it came to and it happened.” Swahili is a Bantu language spoken by many people throughout East Africa. Children will have the rare opportunity to learn some words and phrases in the Swahili language and listen to tales in the language. Storyteller Sabina Wasonga-Gitau is a native Swahili speaker, she has taught Swahili to children in many countries, currently she teaches Swahili at an Explorers program in Montclair where she lives with her daughters and husband.

    3rd floor
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