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Name: Leonard Herman Bakize
College/School/Division: Institute of Kiswahili Studies
Role: Lecturer
Current Summarised CV:

Mr. Leonard Bakize was born on 16/03/1981 in Biturana village, Kibondo district, Kigoma region – Tanzania. He got his primary school education at Biturana Primary School in Kibondo-Kigoma. Between 1999 and 2002 he took his secondary school education at Malagarasi Secondary School in Kibondo-Kigoma. Bakize took his Advanced level Education between 2003 and 2005 at Singe Secondary School in Babati district, Manyara region. In 2006 he joined the University of Dar es Salaam for a BAED degree (Majoring in History and Kiswahili) and graduated in 2009. He later did his M.A Kiswahili at the University of Dar es Salaam between 2010 and 2012. In April 2017, Bakize registered for PhD (Literature) studies at the University of Zimbabwe. His area of specialization is Children’s Literature and African Oral Literature. He is also teaching Kiswahili in the Department of African Languages and Literature, University of Zimbabwe. Bakize likes reading children’s books and religious books. He also likes to participate in social services for community development. His email address is or His mobile phone numbers are +255755643590 and +263784318549

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