minerba

Emiliano Minerba

Junior Fellow

Contact

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+393881147242 (phone)


Email: emi.nerba@gmail.com

Current Project

Historical-comparative analysis of the Swahili and Wolof metrical systems


Research interests:

Swahili classical poetry; Wolof classical poetry; Swahili modern literature

Geographical area:

Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal


Academic Vita

Mar 2019

Teaching experience in an intensive course of Swahili language (40 hours overall) at the University of Bayreuth

Feb-Mar 2018

Teaching experience in two intensive courses of Swahili language (80 hours overall) at the University of Bayreuth

Conferences

05-07 Oct 2018 V ASAI (Associazione per gli Studi Africani in Italia) Conference PluralAfrica. Politica, saperi e dinamiche sociali nel tempo e nello spazio, University of Bologna. Presentation: “Oltre la morale identitaria: la commedia Chi ha provato il Paradiso di F. Topan”
31 May - 01 Jun 2018 Ngoma na Vailini: The Worlds of Swahili Poetry III, University of Naples “L’Orientale”. Presentation: “Shairi gani na amri gani? Poetry and characterization in Topan’s Mfalme Juha”
31 May - 01 Jun 2017 Ngoma na Vailini: the Worlds of Swahili Poetry II, University of Naples “L’Orientale”. Presentation: “Sema kwa dhati yako: ushairi katika Mashetani ya Ebrahim Hussein”
26-28 May 2017 XXX Swahili Colloquium Mahusiano! Lugha na fasihi katika maingiliano - Languages and literatures in interface, University of Bayreuth. Presentation: “Ubaya wangu hausemeki: dhana ya Unheimliche ya Freud katika Mashetani ya Ebrahim Hussein”


Publications

Minerba, Emiliano (2018). Il silenzio vivo della poesia swahili. Da Muyaka bin Haji alle riscritture di Juma Bhalo e Shaaban Robert. Smerilliana 21 . 357-376.


Minerba, Emiliano (2018). Mayai – Waziri wa Maradhi, yaani kitisho kinachosimulia siasa. Nordic Journal of African Studies 27 (3) . 1-17.


Minerba, Emiliano (2018). Humorism and characterization in Topan’s Mfalme Juha. Studia Orientalia Electronica 6 . 62-78.


Minerba, Emiliano (2017). A frightening Play: the element of Horror in Hussein's Mashetani. Swahili Forum 24 . 37-61.