Ms. Rachel Wangari M. holds a B.Ed. (arts) degree and an MA in Swahili Studies from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Swahili linguistics at the same university. She has taught Swahili for 20 years in high school and at the university. She has authored several school texts and is an ardent researcher in Swahili language, literature and culture. She is also adept in translation and has been involved in several translation projects.