Chami, Felix Arkard

  • Herman Ogoti KiriamaEmail author
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Basic Biographical Information

Felix Chami (1958–) a third child of coffee farmers, Arkardi and Rosalia Chami, was born in the Hai area of the Kilimanjaro Region of Northern Tanzania, an area occupied by the Chagga community. His parents being staunch Catholics, Chami professes the same faith. Felix is married to Evalista Chami, and they have three children.

Felix attended Ulali Primary School and later Maua Franciscan Seminary both in the Kilimanjaro Region before proceeding to Ilboru High School in the Arusha Region for his advanced secondary education. Thereafter he joined the University of Dar-es-Salaam where he graduated with a BA degree in sociology. After Dar-es-Salaam, between 1986 and 1988, he proceeded to Brown University in the USA for his MA Anthropology. It is at Brown that Chami first came into contact with archaeology, a discipline he liked and majored in. His major interest was in the Iron Age of East Africa, and his dissertation was on the Early Iron Age of Limbo...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kisii UniversityKisiiKenya

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ndukukhaye Ndlovu
    • 1
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityNewcastleUK