Members of the CODESRIA team, comprising of the participants and trainers during the opening ceremony of the CODESRIA College of Academic Mentors Institute training graced by the Registrar RIO, Professor Vincent Onywera, accompanied by key note speaker Dr. Godwin Murunga
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
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.

Dr. Waveney Olembo

Dr. Waveney Olembo

Title:Dr
Qualification:Senior Lecturer
Department:Literature
Contact Address:Kenyatta UniversityP.O. Box 43844, NAIROBI, 00100 KENYA
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Telephone (Office): (254) 20-8710901
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Research and Publications

  • 2010 (Compiled/Edited with Prof. E. Ilieva). When the Sun Goes Down and Other Stories. Nairobi: Longhorn Publishers.
  • 1999, 2001 Chief Editor, first two issues of Chemchemi: International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Former Faculty of Arts), Kenyatta University.
  • 1986 Co-author. Integrated English. Bk. I. Nairobi: K.I.E.
  • 1986 Editor. The Music of Poetry. London: Edward Arnold.
  • 1985 “Resources for Secondary School Reading.” Mwalimu 2(8 – 9)
  • 1987 “Oral Literature in African Indigenous Education.” BERC Bulletin 10(23-25).

Participation/Attendance at Conferences/ Workshops /Seminars

  • Seminar on “The Sublime Politics of Art: Aesthetic Freedom and Political Freedom in Paul Beatty’s Slumberland.” A presentation made by Dr. Anita Vrzina of the University of Bayreuth on 23rd. August, 2016.
  • Seminar on “Contingent Textualities: The Mobile Text.” A presentation by Dr. Mbugua wa Mungai of Kenyatta University Literature Department on 15th. September, 2016.
  • 2014: Participated in the International Conference on African Languages and Literatures at Kenyatta University.
  • 2014: Chaired two sessions of the International Conference on African Languages and Literatures at Kenyatta University, 6th to 8th August.
  • 2014: Attended information literacy training at the Kenyatta University library in May.
  • 2013: Participated in training workshop on teaching methodology at the Centre for Teaching Excellence and Evaluation, Kenyatta University.
  • 2013: Participated in short training in Grant Writing and Management for research at Kenyatta University in April.
  • 2012: Completed the STEP Train the Trainers Workshop at Kenyatta University in March, under the sponsorship of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM-UNESCO), Leuphana University of Lueneberg, Germany and Kenyatta University.
  • 2011: Participated in a capacity building training workshop on how to deliver the General Methodology Course (PUCU 500) at Kenyatta University.
  • 1992: Attended the Ford Foundation sponsored conference on “Teaching African Studies at the Undergraduate Level,” at St. Lawrence University, New York State.

Presentation of Papers at Academic and Professional Conferences

  • 2015:Presented a paper on Safi Abdi’s work at the 2nd. Eastern Africa Literary and Cultural Studies Conference,  Makerere University, Uganda, August.
  • 2014: Presented paper entitled: “Confinement and Creativity: Dialectics of Prison Poetry in Kenya” at a workshop on “North-South Literary and Cultural Interactions,” at the Freie University,  Berlin, 1-5 September.
  • 2014: With Charles Kebaya, presented a paper entitled “Beyond Brutality: Space and Language in Prison Writing in Kenya” at the International Conference on African Languages and Literatures,at Kenyatta University in August.
  • 1993: Presented (with Prof. Julia Gitobu) a paper entitled “The Management of an Academic Department,” at a senior management seminar.
  • 1993: Presented a paper entitled “Lecture as Performance in the Teaching of Literature,”at a seminar on “Lecturing at the University: The Communication Skills Perspective,”at Kenyatta University.
  • 1992: Presented a paper entitled “Making Relevant the Literature of Other Times and Places,” at the Oxford Conference on Literature Teaching, Oxford University, U K.
  • 1986: Presented a paper entitled “Curriculum Realities and their Implications for Teaching Poetry in Kenya,” at a conference on English in East Africa, British Council, Nairobi.

Books

  • Edited (with Emilia Elieva): Making the Best of It: An anthology of Short Stories. Nairobi: Longhorn Publishers, 2016.
  • Ilieva, Emilia and Waveney Olembo. Comps. & Eds. When the Sun Goes Down and Other Stories.Nairobi: Longhorn Publishers, 2010.   ISBN 978 9966 36 231 2
  • Olembo, Waveney. Ed. The Music of Poetry. London: Edward Arnold, 1986. ISBN  0 7131 8420 5
  • Olembo, Waveney. Ed. Words of Magic. London, Edward Arnold, 1986. ISBN 0 7131 8476 0

Academic Leadership

  • Patron of the Kenyatta University student organisation – Moonlight Meet of Poets, from September, 2016.
  • Co-ordinated the development of the first curriculum of the Ph. D. Literature programme by  coursework, examination and thesis at Kenyatta University, 2015.
  • Chief Editor, first two issues of Chemchemi: International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Former Faculty of Arts), Kenyatta University, 1999, 2001.
  • Co-ordinated the first curriculum for the unitized system for the Literature department, Kenyatta University, 1982.
  • Served as registration officer and academic counselor for all first year students, Faculty of Arts, Kenyatta University, 1982, 1984, 1985. Received letters of commendation from two deans.
  • Established a resource centre for the Literature Department and organized for funds, resources and initial personnel.

Community Service

  • At the international level, jury member representing Kenya for the first five-person Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature (BAAYAL), 2017.

  • Elected chairperson of the Third North/ Luruti Neighbourhood Group, Kahawa Sukari Estate (from August, 2016).

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