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folklorist , Literature educator

Joseph Leodgar Mbele, Tanzanian literature educator, folklorist. Recipient Vice-Chancellor's prize University Dares Salaam, 1973-1974, East African Academy award, 1975-1976, British Institute in Eastern Africa research award, 1988; Fulbright scholar, 1980-1985; Dean's fellow University Wisconsin, 1984-1985; Pitt-Rivers Museum (Oxford University) research grant, 1988, OSSREA research grantee, 1990.

Background

Mbele, Joseph Leodgar was born on August 17, 1951 in Litembo, Ruvuma, Tanzania. Son of Leodgar Jinga and Josefa (Komba) Mbele.

Education

Bachelor, University Dares Salaam, Tanzania, 1976. Master of Arts, University Dares Salaam, Tanzania, 1978. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1986.

Career

Tutorial assistant University Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, lecturer Tanzania, 1981-1986, senior lecturer literature Tanzania, since 1986. Visiting scholar University Burundi, 1980.

Membership

President African Students Union, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1982-1984. Member Tanzania Translators Association, Tanzania Writers Association, African Literature Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Art.

Connections

Married Heribertha Ndunguru, December 28, 1977. Children: Bernadetha, Assumpta.

father:
Leodgar Jinga Mbele

mother:
Josefa (Komba) Mbele

spouse:
Heribertha Ndunguru

child:
Bernadetha Mbele

child:
Assumpta Mbele