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.”
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.”
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.
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’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.
 dr paul mukundi


Title/Qualifications:  Doctor of Philosophy (English & Postcolonial Literature) Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Department/Unit/Section:
Literature
Position: Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs, Department of Literature

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PUBLICATIONS

Publications That Report My Achievements

  • Baltimore Times: Baltimore, USA. July 9-15, 2004 issue English Graduate Organization Newsletter: Baltimore, USA.
  • May 15, 2009 issue & Fall 2009 issue The Spokesman Online: The Voice of Morgan State. Baltimore, USA “The Ford-Turpin Symposium.”
  • Nov. 4, 2010. The Kenya Monitor: Boston. “Kenyan Professor Publishes Ground-breaking Book.” Review of Preventing Things from Falling Further Apart: The Preservation of Cultural Identities in Postcolonial African, Indian, and Caribbean Literatures. Paul Waithaka.
  • June 2010: Page 14. H-Net Discussion Networks: (coordinated by Michigan State University, H-Net is an academic organization that brings together numerous scholars across the globe). 

Book & Book Chapters

  • Co-edited, with J.K.S. Makokha. Literature and Contemporary Society in Africa: Selected Essays. New York: Brill/Rodopi, Forthcoming.
  • Co-editor, with Waveney Olembo and Charles Kebaya . Introduction to Literature Research Methods. Nairobi: Forthcoming.
  • Author. “Developing the Literary Research Proposal: Mechanics of Writing an Effective Proposal. Eds. Waveney Olembo, Paul Mukundi & Charles Kebaya. Nairobi: Forthcoming.
  • Author. “The Psychosoteriological Death in Margaret Ogola’s Place of Destiny.” The Works of Margaret Ogola (proposed title). Ed. Tom Odhiambo. Nairobi: Contact Zones Books, Forthcoming.
  • Author. “Teaching Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Devil on the Cross: The Cultural and Historical Overtones.” Post-Colonial Composition Pedagogy: Using The Culture of Marginalized Students to Teach Composition. Ed. Monique Leslie-Akassi. Ann Arbor: Robbie Dean Press,2011.
  • Author. “Reappropriation of the Colonial Language and Reconstruction of Postcolonial African Identity.” Postcolonial Discourses and Renegotiations of Black Identities. Eds. Clement AkassiAniman & Victorien Lavou Zoungbo. Perpignan, France: Presses Universitaires de Perpignan (Perpignan University Press), 2010. 185-200.
  • Author, Preventing Things from Falling Further Apart: The Preservation of Cultural Identities in Postcolonial African, Indian, and Caribbean Literatures. London: Adonis & Abbey, 2010.

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  • Author. “Cultural Dichotomy versus Hybridity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus. Revised and Republished.”Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature 8 (2014): 34-41. Journal based in the USA.
  • Author. “Edgy Edgars: The RestLess Youth in Suzanna E. Nelson’s Nightmare along the River Nile: A Story of Twentieth Century Slavery.” Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies (EALCS) Journal
  • (Nov. 2014): 17-25. Journal domiciled in Taylor & Francis, UK.
  • Author, with Mubina Hassanali Kirmani. “Seeking Ancestral Roots and Planting New Ones: Oral Literature of Diaspora Indians in East Africa.” Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young
  • Adult Literature 9 (2010): 45-52. Journal based in the USA.
  • Author. “Editor’s Introduction: Is the Woman Still ‘the Mule’?” Literary Horizons Journal 2 (2008). 9-12. Journal based in the USA.
  • Compiler. “Selected Recent Books and Publications about Langston Hughes.” Langston Hughes Society Newsletter 5.1 (Summer 2008): 7. Newsletter based in the USA.
  • Author. “A Stitch in Time: Introducing Literary Horizons Journal.” Literary Horizons Journal 1 (2007): 7-11. Journal based in the USA.
  • Compiler, with Dolan Hubbard. “Selected Recent Books and Publications about Langston Hughes.” Langston Hughes Society Newsletter 4.1 (Summer 2007): 6. Newsletter based in the USA.
  • Compiler, with Dolan Hubbard. “Selected Recent Books and Publications about Langston Hughes.” Langston Hughes Society Newsletter 3.1 (Summer 2006): 6. Newsletter based in the USA.
  • Author. “Looking Beyond the Horizon At all Times At All Places: The Triumphant African Woman in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter and Margaret Ogola’s The River and the Source.”
  • The Zora Neale Hurston Forum 18 (2004): 84-92. Journal based in the USA.

dr esther mithi

Dr. Esther Katheu Mbithi
Chairperson
Literature Department


Literature Department External Examiners

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