Senior Lecturer
Department of Kiswahili and African Languages
P. O. Box 43844-00100, NAIROBI
Cell Phone: 0722839750
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Books and Learning Materials

  1. 2009: E-Learning Moodle for Marsabit Open Learning centre, AKS 202, communication skills in Kiswahili II. Already uploaded for use by students via E-Learning mode. KENET, July.
  2. 2008: Sheila Ali Ryanga: Dago wa Munje. (Novel) Jomo Kenyatta Foundation. Nairobi. ISBN 9966-22-669-9 (September, 2009, it won KIE award as a school reader for youth)
  3. 2007: Sheila Ali Ryanga : Dhana, Mbinu za Utafiti na Utendakazi wake.( Resource book for research in Kiswahili. Now in putting correction from reviwers)
  4. 2006 : Sheila Ali Ryanga et al. (Assoc. eds.):  Women Writing Africa, the Eastern Africa Volume. Published by Feminist Press. New York.
  5. 2005: Sheila C. W. A. Ryanga and Kawoya V.: Kiswahili Subject Methods (Department of Communication Technology, School of Education.): A module for Institute of Open Learning, Kenyatta University.
  6. 2004: Sheila Ryanga: Joy and Her friends. Primary School Reader. Longhorn Publishers. ISBN 9966 49 066 3
  7. 2004: Sheila Ryanga: The Birthday Party. Primary school Reader. Longhorn Publishers. ISBN 9966 49 065 5
  8. 2003: Sheila C. W. A. Ryanga: Kiswahili Language Skills I: A Module for The Institute of Open Learning teaching materials, Kenyatta University.
  9. 2002: FASIHI PU II : Kiswahili Module for Pre-University Course learning material, the Directorate of Self Sponsored programmes, Kenyatta University.

Articles in Journals

  1. 2009: Sheila A. Ryanga: “A Stylistic Analysis of the Ngodya Dance Songs of the Adigo Community of Kenya”  To be published as a Book Chapter:  A Book Project on Stylistic Approaches in African literature and Orature: Critical perspectives. USA.
  2. 2006: Sheila C. Ryanga: Fasihi Simulizi kama chemichemi ya kuendeleza matumizi ya Lugha na Kichochezi cha Uandishi bunifu. In (Eds) Kimani, N; Clara, M; Mbatha, M. Fasihi Simulizi ya Kiswahili. 69 – 81. ISBN 9966 9743 18
  3. 2004: Sheila C. W. A. Ryanga: “Matumizi ya Kiswahili katika Diplomasia”. In Makala ya Siku ya Kiswahili: Kiswahili na Utandawazi, Baraza la Kiswahili la Taifa (BAKITA).Pg. 107 – 126. ISBN 9987 903 12 6
  4. 2002: C. W. Ryanga: “Indigenous Languages and National Identity: The Kenyan Experience.” In Speaking African: African Languages for Development (Ed) Francis Owino, CASAS BOOK SERIES NO. 21, Pg. 53 – 63. ISBN 1-919799-62-1
  5. 2002: S. A. Ryanga: “The African Union in the Wake of Globalisation: The Forgotten Language Dimension” In (Ed. Y. M. Kihore) KISWAHILI, the Journal of the Institute of Kiswahili Research, (TUKI) University of Dar es Salaam. Vol. 65; pg. 1 – 15.
  6. 2002: Sheila C. W. A. Ryanga: Reading and Writing: The Connection to Personal, Social and Economic Development., International Journal of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.. Vol.2, No. 1. ISSN 1563 – 1028.
  7. 2002: Sheila Ryanga: “Ornamental Notion of Kiswahili and the Challenge of Information  Technology.” In ( Ed. Inyani Simala, K. ) , Utafiti wa Kiswahili.: Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa – Kenya (CHAKITA). Moi University Press. pg. 228 – 234. ISBN 9966-854-36-3
  8. 2001: C. W. A. Ryanga: “Reaching Out for Linguistic Identity: The State of Kiswahili in Kenya.” In ((Eds.) N. L. Shitemi et. al), KISWAHILI: A Tool for Development, The Multidisciplinary Approach. Moi University press, Kenya. ISBN 9966-854-199-3
    pg. 24 – 35
  9. 2000 : Charlotte Ryanga: “Towards a Regional Language – Kiswahili in the context of multilingualism and Multiculturalism” In (ed. K.Njogu, C. Momanyi, K. Kinge’I, P. Musau),  Kiswahili Katika Karne ya Ishirini na Moja (Kiswahili in the 21st Century), Casas Book Series No. 17pg 208 – 218. ISBN 1 919799-53-2

Conferences and Seminars

  1. 2009: Lecturers Training Workshop, Marsabit Open Learning, E- Learning Project. Kenyatta University, at the new Computer Centre.  By KENET, Kenya. February.
  2. 2009: Workshop on Abstract writing and Publishing in an International Journals. Guest Speaker, Dorothea Kleine, UNESCO chair/ Centre of Research in ICT4D Royal Holloway, University of London. Kenyatta university Conference centre. Kenya, July.
  3. 2009: KENET Instructional Design and Technology Workshop and Launch of the E-readiness 2008 Report for East African Universities. Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. August .
  4. 2008: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: given at the AKALAN SYMPOSIUM ON NATIONAL POLICIES: THE ROLE OF CROSS-BORDER LANGUAGES AND THE PLACE OF LESSER LANGUAGES IN EASTERN AFRICAN REGION. Paper title: “An overview of cross-border languages and their role in regional integration in the Eastern African Region.” Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April.
  5. 2008: CHAKITA Conference. Paper presented, “Kiswahili, Utaifa na mtaala wa Kiswahili”.Fort Jesus Mombasa, Kenya. August.
  6. 2008: Editorial Workshop for the Translation of AFRICA BIBLE COMMENTARY. Paper presented, “Notes on Editing of the African Bible: Observations and experiences from Editing the Kiswahili Version.  WordAlive, Dodoma, Tanzania. Sept.
  7. 2007: CHAKITA Conference: Paper presented, “ Vilugha, Kiswahili sanifu ama Lahaja”. Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. October.
  8. 2007: Editorial Workshop for the Translation of AFRICA BIBLE COMMENTARY. Paper presented,” Editorial techniques with reference to Bible translation.” Word Alive. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.” Word Alive. Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
  9. 2006: Sheila Ryanga: “English language Proficiency and Gender Disparities in the performance of Primary School Pupils in Kenya.” Presented at the RegionalConference on LanguagePolicy and Education. Theme: The Impact of language Policy on Education. Nairobi Kenya.
  10. 2006: Sheila C. W. Ryanga: “Islam, Culture, and Language : The case of the Digo of the Kenyan Coast.” Presented at the Regional Conference of Islam in Eastern and The Horn of Africa. Held at Kenyatta University, Science Complex. Kenya. August.
  11. 2006: CHAKITA Conference. Paper presented, “Taathira ya Vilugha darasani na Mbinu za Utatuzi katika Ufundishaji wa Kiswahili.”Nakuru, Kenya. October.



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