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Dr. James Meja L. Ikobwa

Sinda

Title/Qualifications: PhD
Department/Unit/Section:
Foreign Languages
Contact Address:
Kenyatta University P.O Box 43844 Nairobi
Position:
Lecturer

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Research Interests

  • Africa in Contemporary German Literature
  • Trauma and Literature
  • Memory and Literature
  • Genocide and Literary Witnessing
  • German as a Foreign Language
  • Multilingualism and Language policies in Africa and Europe

Publications

  • Ikobwa, James Meja. 2014. Geschichte und ‚Geschichten‘ in Uwe Timms Morenga. In: Mayanja, Shaban & Hamann, Eva (ed.). Schwerpunkte der DaF-Studiengänge und Germanistik im östlichen Afrika. Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache Band 91. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen. 43-60.
  • Augart, Julia & Ikobwa, Meja J. 2013. (Ost)afrikanische Germanistik: Entstehung und Entwicklung von Deutsch in Kenia. In: eDUSA 8 (1): 9-31.
  • Ikobwa, James Meja. 2012. David Hohl als Zeuge des Genozids in Ruanda in Lukas Bärfuss’ „Hundert Tage“. In: Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik. Reihe A: Kongressberichte. Bd. 108: 107-117.
  • Ikobwa, J.M. 2005.  Opinion Shaping in the Kenyan and German Press:  A Comparative Analysis of Political Caricature. In: Müller, Elisabeth & Bett, Ruth (ed.). Across Borders:  Benefiting from Cultural Differences.  Nairobi: DAAD Africa. 400-410.

Book Reviews

  • Martin Horváth: Mohr im Hemd oder Wie ich auszog, die Welt zu retten. Roman. München: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2012. Ikobwa (2012): Book review for the Project Schreiben über Afrika. Goethe Institut, South Africa.
  • Wolfgang Herrndorf: Sand. Roman. Berlin: Rowohlt, 2011. Ikobwa (2012): Book review for the Project Schreiben über Afrika. Goethe Institut, South Africa.
  • Daniel Goetsch: Ben Kader. Roman. Zürich: Bilgerverlag, 2006. Ikobwa (2012). Book review for the Project Schreiben über Afrika. Goethe Institut, South Africa.

Selected Presentations at International Conferences

  • Language politics and policies in postcolonial Africa. Paper presented during the 1st international Workshop of the German-African Network of Alumni and Alumnae (ganaa) at the University of Leipzig, Germany. 4th – 7th February, 2008.
  • Das Projekt DaF an kenianischen Hochschulen: Wachstumshemmungen und Interventionen. Paper presented during the 2nd international Workshop of the German-African Network of Alumni and Alumnae (ganaa) at the University of Oran, Algeria. 10 – 15 October 2008.
  • Die Stellung der einheimischen Sprachen gegenüber Fremdsprachen in Kenia. Paper presented during the 3rd international Workshop of the German-African Network of Alumni and Alumnae (ganaa) at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. 31 March – 4th April 2009.

 

 

 

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