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. Richard Makhanu Wafula

chair swahili dept

Title/Qualifications: Senior Lecturer. (Ph.D–comparative Literature & Minors in Folklore and African Studies – Indiana University, Bloomington- 2003)

Department/Unit/Section: Kiswahili & African Languages 

Position: Chairman & Senior Lecturer.
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Area of Specialization:

Classical Literature, Comparative Literature, Theory of Literature, Contemporary Kiswahili Literature, Kiswahili Literature in History, Stylistics & Oral Literature

 

Conference Presentations

  • February, 11-13 2015, “Lugha za Kigeni na Nadharia za Uhakiki wa Fasihi”, Internationala Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures, BSSC, Kenyatta University
  • December 11-13, 2014: “Itikadi na Ufundishaji wa Nadharia za Uhakiki wa Fasihi” . Pwani University, Kenya.
  • August 6-8, 2014, “ Kutumia Mikakati ya Kienyeji Kuchanganua Fasihi za Kiafrika”,Internationa Conference on African Languages & Literatures
  • August,19-25, 20013: “ Athari za Shaaban Robert Kwa Waandishi wa Baadaye” Kongomano la Kumuenzi Shaaban Robert Baada ya Miaka 50, Bukoba, Tanzania.
  • October, 14-15 2013. “Ushairi wa Kiswahili na Uwasilishaji wa Harakati za Kukabiliana na Matatizo yaliyopo Katika Mataifa Huru ya Afrika”, CHAKAMA, St. Augustine University, Mwanza, Tanzania.
  • August 23-24, 2012. “Semina za Kiswahili za Chakita”, Mshirikishi wa Mijadala, KUCC,Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • October 4-6 2012: “Matumizi wa Mkabala wa Umarx Mpya Katika Fasihi ya Kiswahili”, Blue Pearl Hotel, Dar es Salaam.
  • September 29th,2010 – 2nd October 2010: Presented paper titled: “Scholarly Research and Publishing Houses”under conference theme: Academic Publishing and Reading Needs in East Africa. Top Tower Hotel, Kigali: Rwanda.
  • July 4th- July 11th 2007. Translator and Interpreter: World YWCA Council
  • Conference under theme: “ Changing Lives: Changing Communities held at Jomo Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • September16th- 18th 2004. Interpreter and translator at International Conference
  • on Female Genital Mutilation: Developing a Political, Legal and Social Environment to implement the Maputo Protocal held at KICC, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • November 22, 2002: “ The Power of Embedding and Point of View in African Literature”, Nashville Tennessee, USA
  • April, 26th 2002: “ The Flux of the Intertexts in the Drama of Athol Fugard and John Ruganda”, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.
  • February 25th- 27th, 2001: “ The Construction of National Identities in the Kinder-und Hausmarchen and Facing Mount Kenya”, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • October 28th- 5th Nov 2000: “ Backshadowing as a Narrative Strategy in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Workshop

 

  • July15th, 2016, Facilitator at “Warsha ya Waalimu wa Kiswahili, Shule ya Wavulana ya Masii, Wilaya ya Mwala, Kaunti ya Machakos
  • May 28th- 14th November 2014, “Course on Teaching Methodology” BSSC, Kenyatta University.
  • 28th- 30th April 2014, “ Comparative Research Networks”, KUCC, Kenyatta University.
  • May 8th- 9th 2012. “Methodological workshop on Higher Educational Leadership in Africa”. Under the auspices of Codesria.
  • September 2nd -5th 2006. Resource person. National Literature and Fasihi Workshop at Goan Institute, Nairobi
  • March 4th – 8th march 2005 “Lobbying and Advocacy for Policy Issues in Education Sector”. Solidarity Centre/ Kenya National Union of Teachers/ Universities Academic Staff Union at Thompson’s Falls Lodge Nyahururu, Kenya.
  • August 2nd- 6th 2004. Universities Academic Staff Union Workshop on Administration and Leadership Skills sponsored by the American Solidarity Center held at Kenvash Hotel, Naivasha Kenya.
  • September 24th- 25th 2004- resource person in workshop on Teaching Kiswahili in Secondary Schools in Kenya held at the Science Complex, Kenyatta University.
  • 3rd October, 2003 “ Teaching Kiswahili” CHAKITA Workshop, Kunste Hotel Nakuru.
  • July 3rd- July 6th 2001. African Language Pedagogy held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
  • July 28th- 29th 1999. African Language pedagogy at Indiana University, Bloomington USA.
  • June 22nd- 23rd 1997. Resource person for Kiswahili Language Teachers. Organised by The Kenya Kiswahili Association and held at Meru School.
  • May22nd- 23rd 1996- Resource person at workshop for developing an Integrated Kiswahili text book for Kenya Secondary schools under the auspices of the Jomo kenyatta Foundation.
  • 11th- 22 nd April 1994: “ Support Subjects for Artisan Courses”, Kenya Institute of Education, Nairobi.
  • May 28th- 31, 1994: Resource Person at Workshop for Training Young Writers, Harambee Hall Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

 

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