Professor Frederick Gravenir, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Research, Innovation and Outreach (Second from the right) with members of staff during the Korean photo exhibition.
The Director of the Korean Language and Culture Centre, Mr. Kim Eungsu, directs members of staff during the Korean photo exhibition on 24 February 2017
Professor Christian Olivier from the Université de la Réunion (facing camera) consults with fellow trainers during the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) – Indian Ocean Regional Postgraduate seminar on 23 February 2017
Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) – Indian Ocean Regional Postgraduate seminar participants take a break during the training
The Departmental French Resource Centre
Members of staff follow proceedings during the official commissioning of the Francophone Digital Centre
The Departmental Japanese Language Laboratory
The Departmental German Resource Centre
Students in a classroom session at the Departmental Korean Language and Culture Centre
One of the postgraduate students presenting her research proposal in one of the language laboratories
Students follow proceedings during the official commissioning of the Francophone Digital Centre that was funded through partnership between Kenyatta University and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
Participants in the Regional Graduate seminar pose for a group photograph
The Regional Graduate Seminar in session in the Francophone Digital Centre
The first CNFp steering committee meeting in session at the Digital Centre on 1st February 2017
The CNFp Steering Committee Chairperson, Dr. Milkah Chokah makes her remarks during the official Commissioning of the Francophone Digital Centre
Kenyatta University management led by the acting DVC (Administration) Professor Wangari Mwai (eighth from left) and staff members join guests for a group photo
AUF Indian Ocean Region Director, Mr. Phillipe Bataille (left), Chairman Foreign Languages’ Department, Dr. Vincent Were (centre) and DVC (Administration) Professor Wangari Mwai (right) during the official commissioning of the Digital Centre on 1st February, 2017.
The chief guest, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie – Indian Ocean Region Director, Mr. Phillipe Bataille and the Linguistic Attaché at the French Embassy in Kenya, Mr. Johann Robinet follow proceedings during the official opening of the Francophone Digital Centre

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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