Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
School of Humanities staff and students during the Career Week held between january 28 - February 2, 2019 at the Graduation Square
Registrar RIO graced the launch of Professor. Githiora's book on Sheng' at the Graduate School Building Room 202
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

Refereed Edited Books and Books of Verse (Forthcoming)

  • Literature and Contemporary Society in Africa: Selected Essays. Co-edited with Dr. Paul Mukundi (under preparation)
  • The Eloquence of Silence: Collected Poems. (under preparation)
  • Elegies to the Sun: Poems. (under preparation)

Refereed Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed)

Published Conference Proceedings (Peer-reviewed)

  • Kawoya, V. and Makokha, J. K. S. “Kiswahili as a Tool of Integration in the East African Community:Pedagogical Challenges.” International Conference on Education Proceedings. Theme: Innovative Teacher Education and Classroom Practice in the 21st Century. July 8-10 2009. Nairobi, Kenya. Eds. Adelheid Bwire, Yan Huang, Joanna Masingila and Henry Ayot. New York, Nairobi: Syracuse University, Kenyatta University.http://cuseinkenya.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ICE2009.pdf (online)
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “Modernity as a Challenge to African Culture: Critical Insights into the Kenyan Expressive Experience.” In Challenges Facing Development in Africa. Vol. 1. Eds. Anne Nangulu and A. Misia Kadenyi. Eldoret: Moi University Press, 2009. 287 – 300. ISBN: 9966-854-49-5. (print).
  • Kawoya, V. and Makokha, J. K. S. “The Case for Kiswahili as a Regional Broadcasting Language in East Africa.” The Journal of Pan African Studies. Vol. 2. No. 8. (2009) 11- 35. ISSN 1942-6569 (online).“Postcolonial Criticism and Globalization through Kiswahili Lens.” Proceedings of the Institute for Kiswahili Research (IKR) Jubilee Symposium - 2005. eds. S. S. Sewangi and J. S. Madumulla. Dar es Salaam: TUKI, 2006.  130 – 138. ISBN 99 87 442 10 2. (Print)
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “The National University and the African Writer in the Age of Globalisation: A Consideration.” Re-invigorating the University Mandate in a Globalising Environment: Challenges, Obstacles and Way Forward: Conference Proceedings. Nairobi: DAAD, 2005. 381-398. (Print).“Tradition and Transition: The Tabanic Traditions and Asian African Writers in East Africa:” In Re-Invigorating the Academic Mandate in a Globalising Environment: Challenges, Obstacles and the Way Forward Conference Proceedings. Nairobi: DAAD, 2005. 43-63. (Print).“Shifting Perspectives on East African Literary Thought.” In Awaaz: The Authoritative Journal on Kenyan South Asian History. Vol. 2. Ed. Zahid Rajan. Nairobi: Zand Graphics, 2005. 37- 40. (Print).“The Worlds In-Between: An Interview with Moyez Gulamhussein Vassanji.” In Awaaz: The Authoritative Journal on Kenyan South Asian History. Vol. 2. Ed. Zahid Rajan. Nairobi: Zand Graphics, 2005. 41- 43. (Print)

 International Conference/Colloquium/Symposium Presentations 

  • Nyongesa, Andrew, J. K. S. Makokha & Ezekiel Kaigai, “Hybridity and Fixity: Modes of Resistance in Safi Abdi’s Offspring of Paradise and A Migghty Collision of Two Worlds.” A Paper presented to the 3rd East African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference. 24th – 26th August, 2017, University of Dar esSalaam, United Republic of Tanzania. Theme: Cartographies of War and Peace in Eastern Africa. Organised by the Department of Literature, University of Dar es Salaam.
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “Fabulating African in Recent Kiswahili Prose: Postmodernist Aspects and their Meanings in Wamitila’s Musaleo (2005) and Mohamed’s  Babu Alipofufuka (2001).” A Paper presented to The 2nd Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference. 20th – 22nd, August, 2015, Makerere University. Organised by Makerere University’s Department of Literature and the English department, University of Stellenbosch.
  • Maitaria, Joseph Nyehita na J. K. S. Makokha. “Methali za Kiswahili na Taaluma Muhimu Katika Jamii”
  • Kongamano La Kitaifa la Chama Cha Kiswahili Afrika Mashariki (CHAKAMA), Tawi la Kenya, Chuo Kikuu Cha Rongo, 5th  - 7th Juni,  2014.  
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “Allegorical and Parabolic Communication in M. G. Vassanji’s The Magic of Saida (2013): Preliminary Notes.” At the Reflections on Moyez Vassanji: A Colloquium, University of Nairobi, 27th January, 2014.
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “Poets as Muses of Migritude: Prevalent Images of Contemporary Somalia in the Poetry of Ali Jimale Ahmed and Mohamed Eno.” East Africa at 50 Conference on a Celebration of Histories and Futures, University of Nairobi, 10th – 12th September, 2013 (Organized in Conjunction with Stellenbosch University, Native Intelligence Trust and Kenya Oral Literature Association).
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “On the Orature of the Asians of East Africa: An Appreciation.” MAK-NUFU Folklore Conference on Oral Literature and Popular Culture: Contemporary Debates. Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda 27-28 April, 2012. (Organized in conjunction with University of Bergen).
  • Makokha, J. K. S. & Vincent Kawoya, “Kiswahili as a Tool of Integration in the East African Community (EAC): Pedagogical Challenges.” International Conference on Education: Innovative Teacher Education and Classroom Practice in the 21st Century. Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. 8 – 10 July, 2009. (Organized in conjunction with Syracuse University).“Globalization and African Heritage in the Twenty-First Century: Points of Interlock.” Seventh International Conference of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS)-Kenya Chapter themed: Rethinking African Heritage, Development and University Education in the Twenty-First Century. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi. Kenya. 7 – 11, May 2007.
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “Between Negritude and Migritude: The South Asian Legacy in Post-Colonial East African Literary Tradition c. 1965 – 2005. International Symposium on Black Intellectual Traditions. Moi University, Eldoret. Kenya. 27 November – 1 December, 2006. (Organized in conjunction with University of Witwatersrand).“The Urbanization of Kenyan Expressive Cultures: Contextualizing Emergent Post-Colonial Orature.” International Conference of East African Oral Literature themed: Our Landscapes, Our Environment. Kisumu. Kenya. 22 – 25 November, 2005. (Organized by Kenya Oral Literature Association and International Development Research Center).
  • Kawoya, V. and Makokha, J. K. S. “Postcolonial Criticism and Globalization through Kiswahili Lens.” The Institute for Kiswahili Research (IKR) Jubilee International Symposium themed:  Kiswahili and Globalization. Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. 4 – 7, July, 2005.“Literary Thought and the University in a Globalizing Environment: A Kenyan Perspective.” International Conference on the African University in the 21st Century. University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban. South Africa. 2005. June 27 – 29, 2005. (Organized by South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education- SAARDHE)
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “The National University and the African Writer in the Age of Globalisation: A Consideration.” International Conference on Re-invigorating the University Mandate in a Globalizing Environment: Challenges, Obstacles and Way Forward. Kenyatta University. Nairobi. Kenya. 26 – 27 May, 2005. (Organized by the DAAD and the Kenya DAAD Scholars Association - KDSA).

chairperson english

Dr. Purity. M. Nthiga
Chairperson
Department of English & Linguistics


 

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