The Department of Literature held a half-day Staff Seminar on 27th September, 2018 at the Boardroom of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (R.I.O.) in the Central Administration Complex.
Members of the Department of Literature, led by the Chairman of Department, Dr. Mugo Muhia met the First Year literature students in OML5 on 24/09/2018. The students had an opportunity to interact with the staff and to ask questions related to their careers and literature studies. The staff offered useful career advice to the students. In the photos, Prof. Oluoch Obura is addressing the students.
The Department of Literature’s Seminars and Presentations Committee organized a staff seminar presentation in the department’s resource centre. The presentation was made by the chairman of the committee, Dr. J. K. S. Makokha.
The Department of Literature held a seminar on 15/09/2016 in the Literature Resource Centre. The presenter was Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai. His paper was titled "Contigent Textualities:The Mobile Text."
The Department of Literature held a seminar on 15/09/2016 in the Literature Resource Centre. The presenter was Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai. His paper was titled "Contigent Textualities:The Mobile Text."
The Department of Literature held a seminar on 15/09/2016 in the Literature Resource Centre. The presenter was Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai. His paper was titled "Contigent Textualities:The Mobile Text."
Department of Literature meeting with External Examiner
The Department of Literature held a seminar on 15/09/2016 in the Literature Resource Centre. The presenter was Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai. His paper was titled "Contigent Textualities:The Mobile Text."
Seminar in the Literature Resource Centre
An academic staff seminar occurred in the Department of Literature on 13th October, 2016
An academic staff seminar occurred in the Department of Literature on 13th October, 2016
Colloquium to celebrate 50 years since the publication of Okot p'Bitek's Song of Lawino
Colloquium to celebrate 50 years since the publication of Okot p'Bitek's Song of Lawino
Literature Seminar: The presenter was Prof. Garvin Cologne-Brooks, a visiting scholar and creative writer from the United States
Meeting with the External Examiner. Dr. Joseph Muleka of the University of Nairobi
An academic staff seminar occurred in the Department of Literature on 13th October, 2016
The department of literature held a party to bid farewell to the former DVC, Administration, Prof. Wangari Mwai who was a dedicated member of the department. The party also served as a forum to celebrate the acquisition of PhD's by three members of the department, namely Dr. Anna Kula Miti, Dr. Ann Okungu and Dr. Kariuki Banda.
KU masters students taking the ALT808:Creative Writing course had a chance to listen to a presentation by Mr. Lucas Wafula of East African Educational Publishers, the leading publisher in the region. The presentation focussed on the writing and publishing process. This was one of the initiatives of the department of literature intended to link the departmental programmes to industry.
Dr. J. K. S. Makokha delivered a lecture to the English Department of Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University in Mumbai, India on 28th June, 2018. He later paid a courtesy call to Prof. Shashikila Wanjari, the Vice Chancellor of the university. The Vice Chancellor stressed the need for interlinkages and interlocutions between Indian and Kenyan universities citing the ongoing South-South paradigm of interdisciplinary studies. Dr. Makokha heads the Seminars and Presentations Committee of the Department of Literature, Kenyatta University. The topic of his lecture was “Aesthetic Roots of Literatures of East Africa.”
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Title: Dr Mark Mutali Chetambe
Department:
Literature
Contact Address:
Kenyatta University, Literature Department, P.O. Box 43844, Nairobi.
Web blog: www.mark.chetambe.com.
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Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization:
Drama, Creative writing, Oral Literature, African literature
Research Interests:
Postcolonial studies, Gender studies

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Publications

Submitted for review to the Kenya Literature Bureau

  • Belling the Season and Other Stories (Co-written with Fredrick Shitubi)

Submitted for review to the East African Educational Publishers

  • Composition Writing for Secondary Schools
  • Senior Secondary School Literature (A textbook for the Zambia Syllabus)

Unpublished works

  • Scars (a novel)
  • In the Shadow of the Mukhuyu Tree (poetry collection)
  • Appreciating Poetry (textbook)
  • Island of Hope (School anthem for Friends School Kamusinga)

Critical literary essays published in The Literary Forum of the Sunday Standard paper

  • August 4, 2002: Writers Belong to the Street, Not the Palace
  • September 29, 2002: Wanted: A Radical Re-Think on Status of Literary Studies
  • June 15, 2003:  Why “General Mathenge” Has Made Ngugi a Literary Seer

Workshop Facilitation and paper presentation

  • 2017: “Animal as Racial Metaphor in Selected Plays of Trevor Rhone and Derek Walcott.” Presented at the Kenyatta University Postgraduate seminar.

  • 2016: “50 Years of Clementine’s Self-mutilation as the Badge of Colonial Alienation: A Reading of Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino”. A paper presented at a colloquium to mark 50 years after the publication of Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino, held at Kenyatta University.

  • 2016: “The Future of the Oral Narrative.” A paper presented at the national drama workshop at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu.

  • 2011: “Without Characters, There Can Be No Story: Tips on the Writing and Performance of the Oral Narrative”: Presented at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission workshop for drama teachers and trainers at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu, Kenya.

  • 2010: “Beauty lies in the eyes of the audience: the seven aspects of the beauty of contemporary storytelling.” Presented at the national workshop for drama teachers and trainers at the Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani, Nairobi.

  • 2007: “Back to the Basics: Writing and performing the oral narrative”: Presented at the national workshop for drama teachers and trainers at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu.

  • 2006: “The Scripting and Presentation of the Oral Narrative”: A paper presented at the national workshop for drama teachers and trainers in Mombasa, Kenya.

Consultancy and community service

  • Mark M. Chetambe,Ministry of Education,2006-2011,drama adjudication/workshop.

 

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