A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN AUSTRIA WITH PG LIT STUDENTS
LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
THE AUF TRAINING ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IN SERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH
Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings


Title: Dr
Department:
Literature, Linguistics and Foreign Languages
Contact Address:
P.O Box 43844 Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Position:
Lecturer
Area of Specialization:
creative writing, sociology of literature
Research Interests:
Creative writing; sociology of literature

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 Publications

  • The Whale Rider: A Guide. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation 2014. (Co-authored with Harriet Mugambi)

Papers Presented at International Conferences

  • 'Professional Imaginative Writing in Kenya from the 1990's to the Present: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities'. Paper presented at the Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference at the
  • Margaret Thatcher Library on 3rd August 2007. Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.
  • 'Coming Out' in the Borderlands: A Queer Reading of Diriye Osman's "Your Silence Will not Protect You." A paper presented at Free Unversity of Berlin, Department of English Philology, Graduate Students Colloquim on 14th November, 2013. Berlin.
  • 'Queer Borderlands: The Diasporic Imaginary in Diriye Osman's "Your Silence Will not Protect You". A paper presented at the First Conference on Researching African Literatures; Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya. 13th December, 2014
  • "Language and Silences in Lesbian Narratives: the Case of Monica Arac de Nyeko's 'Jambula Tree'". A Paper Presented at the International Mother Language Day Conference at Kenyetta University (Kitui Campus) on February 22nd, 2019

Internal/External Thesis Examination and Other Academic Duties

  • October, 2018: Appointed internal examiner for Abubakar Salihu's MA thesis. Registration C50F/28134/14 "An Ecocritical Reading of subjectivity in Helon Habila's 'Oil on Water' and Kaine Agary's 'Yellow-Yellow'"
  • "Lesbian Dilemma in Confronting Hetersexual Hegemony in selected African Prose Fiction". Gitahi Wairimu Beth Reg. No: C50/33989/2015 (Ongoing)
  • 13th November 2017: Appointed staff mentor for the academic years 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.Seminars, Workshops and Training
  • Staff Mentors Seminar organized by the Kenyatta University Mentoring Programme on 26th January 2018

Professional affiliations

  • Member, Moi University Alumni
  • Member, Kenyatta University Alumni

Community Service

  • 2019- Present: Chairman Board of Management (B.O.M) Kamweli Secondary School
  • 2016-2019 Chairman Board of Management (B.O.M) Siakago Boys High School.
  • 2016-2019 Chairman Board of Management (B.O.M) Kamweli Secondary School.
  • 2014- 2016: Member of the Board of Management (B.O.M) Siakago Girls National School

chairperson english

Dr. Purity. M. Nthiga
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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PROCESSING OF POSTGRADUATE WORK DURING THE COVID-19 UNIVERSITY CLOSURE

We wish to notify you that the university and therefore the department is going on with the processing of postgraduate work during the Covid-19 university closure. This includes: Presentation of...

Forensic linguistics seminar hosted by English and linguistics in BSSC

The Chair, Dr. Nthiga, addressing the participants in the forensic linguistics seminar Pariciants of the seminar on forensic linguistics enjoy a health break Prof. Monwabisi Ralarala from the Cape Peninsulla...

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