Publication Year

How to Say Banana in Kiswahili


From: Tongues


Languages: Kiswahili, English. On language, food, and culture.



Taslim Jaffer

TASLIM JAFFER is a freelance writer and editor with a special interest in culture, identity, and home. As a first-generation Canadian parent, Taslim tries to pass down her Indian and East African heritage to her three children. Her bylines include Maclean’s, Huffington Post Canada, CBC, and West Coast Families. As panel moderator, keynote speaker, and radio show guest, Taslim brings important conversations to wide audiences about multiculturalism and belonging. She is currently pursuing an MFA in creative non-fiction and enjoys teaching writing classes in rehabilitative and community settings. Find her on Twitter @taslimjaffer and at