Current Research

Lowell Andrew Brower

Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda oral narratives

Lowell Brower is a doctoral candidate in African & African American Studies with a primary field in Anthropology. His socially-engaged ethnographic research explores East and Central African communal storytelling, and has contributed to the preservation and celebration of thousands of Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda oral narratives, including folktales, myths, legends, praise poems, songs, proverbs, and histories.  His fieldwork has resulted in a massive folkloric archive which will be made available to the public through the Harvard African Language Program’s Africa’s Sources of Knowledge Digital Library.