Simple stories in Swahili
Hi everyone! I found a website with lots of simple stories in Swahili in PDF form.
They're kids' stories, I guess, but the first one I read was Tingi na Ng'ombe and, well, read it for yourself I guess ... http://storybookscanada.ca/pdf/sw/sw-0210_tingi.pdf
That's a good website I made last year that has really simple things to read. It goes along with the Duolingo course too, so you won't have to look up every new word you see (most likely).
If people use the translate function on the site to double-check they understood correctly, please note not all English translations are accurate.
The level 1 story Ninapenda Kusoma is a prime example, where a couple of sentences are deliberately altered for some reason in the translated text.
I think it's fairly obvious when the English doesn't correspond to the Swahili, and I'm guessing people will be reading along with their dictionary of choice for words they stumble on rather than switching between languages, so this shouldn't be too much of a problem for most here once they are a reasonable way into the course. I just figured it was worth bearing in mind.
Primary school books from Tanzania are another good resource. Try this link: http://www.tovl.ac.tz/browse?level=primary&grade=std_two&subj=kiswahili. Not all books are equally accessible though.