Editors Note: The author discusses the growth of the Kiswahili dialect in Tanzania.
For decades, Tanzanians have cherished their version of Swahili, considered to be the purest in the region. But in the spirit of opening up, they now seem to be accepting the "less pure" versions of the neighbours.
Last week I gate crashed into a retreat of top Tanzanian
editors and media managers that was taking place in Arusha and it was
a most rewarding experience.