A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN AUSTRIA WITH PG LIT STUDENTS
LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
THE AUF TRAINING ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IN SERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH
Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings

Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Makokha, J. K. S. & Murage, Joseph. “The Literary Negation of Coercive Social Power and the Sanitization of Igbo Mores in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus” Paper Presented at the 2nd International Mother Language Day (IMLD) Conference at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) 19th – 21st February, 2020.
    https://ir-library.mmust.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1366;jsessionid=60A5D3D257B9ADD7834FB636B77502DA
  • Maitaria, Joseph and Makokha, J. K. S. “Methali za Kiswahili na Ushiriaji wa Taaluma Muhimu Katika Jamii.” In Kiswahili Katika Elimu Ya Juu edited by Ernest Sangai Mohochi, Mwenda Mukuthuria and James Omari Ontieri. Dar es Salaam: CHAKAMA, 2019. Pp. 251- 264.
  • Makokha, J. K. S. “Linguistic Aesthetics and Aspects of Popular Arts as Vehicles of Social Justice in the Dramatic World of Ngugi wa Thiong’o.” Paper Presented at the 1st International Mother Language Day (IMLD) Conference at Kenyatta University, Kitui Campus 20th – 22nd February, 2020.

Secondary School Level Text Book

  •  Four (4) Poems in New Secondary School Poetry Book, Millennial Voices: East African Poetry (2020) Edited by Barrack Wandera, Adalo Moga, Bryson Omwalo, John Midega & Kitche Magak. ISBN 978-9914-9857-3-3.
  •  East African Literatures: Essays on Written and Oral Traditions. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2011. Co-edited with Egara Kabaji and Dominica Dipio (with foreword by Professor Ali Jimale Ahmed of City University of New York) 377pp. ISBN: 978-3-8325-2816-4.

Short Communication in Journals

  • “Indigenous Knowledge System and Herbal Medicine in Kenya: A Review.” Book Review in Jahazi Arts Journal. Vol 2 (December, 2020). Click on this hyperlink to journal home.

University Level Scholarly Books

  • Cultural Archives of Atrocity: Essays on the Protest Tradition in Kenyan Literature, Culture and Society. New York and London, Routledge, 2019. Co-edited with Colomba Muriungi, Charles Kebaya & Justus Kizito Siboe Makokha. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-036720-54-54 {BRAND NEW. HARDCOVER}
  • Reading African Literatures: Critical Perspectives. Amsterdam, New York NY: Rodopi, 2013. Co-edited with Reuben Chirambo. (with foreword by Prof. Moradewun Adejunmobi). 444 pp.
    ISBN: 978-90-420-3675-8
  • Border-Crossings: Narrative and Demarcation in Postcolonial Literatures. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. Co-edited with Jennifer Wawrzinek and Russell West-Pavlov. 279 pp.
    ISBN: 978-3-8253-5899-0.
  • Style in African Literature: Essays on Literary Stylistics and Narrative Styles. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. Co-edited with Ogone John Obiero and Russell West-Pavlov (with foreword by Chin Ce). 444 pp.ISBN: 978-90-420-3476-1
  • East African Literatures: Essays on Written and Oral Traditions. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2011. Co-edited with EgaraKabaji and Dominica Dipio (with foreword by Professor Ali Jimale Ahmed of City University of New York) 377pp.
    ISBN: 978-3-8325-2816-4.
  • Negotiating Afropolitanism: Essays on Borders and Spaces in Contemporary African Literature and Orature. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011. Co-edited with Jennifer Wawrzinek (with foreword by Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University) 372pp.
    ISBN: 978-90-420-3049-7.

Any Other Books (Poetry)

  • Makokha, J. K. S.Nest of Stones: Kenyan Narratives in Verse. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Publishers, 2010. (with foreword by Professor MicereMugo of Syracuse University). 184 pp. ISBN: 9956-578-91-6.
  • Writing Language, Culture and Development. Vol. 1. Harare: Mwanaka Media and Publishing House, 2018. Co-edited with Tendai Rinos Mwanaka and Upal Desh. (with introduction by Dr. J. K.S. Makokha). 298 pp. ISBN: 978-079-748-931

Editorship of Conference Proceedings

  • From Asmara 2000 to Nairobi 2014: Trends in African Languages and Literatures. Nairobi: Kenyatta University Press, 2018. Co-edited by Catherine M. Ndungo, Leonard Chacha, Pamela M. Y. Ngugi, Justus Makokha & Daniel Ngugi. 460 pp. ISBN: 978-9966-54-100-0.

PROFESSIONAL/CONSULTING

Networking & Collaboration with THREE Literary Organizations

  • Invitation as a Speaker/Panelist at the 4th Annual Writivism Festival, held at the Uganda National Museum, Kampala, Uganda 22nd – 28th August, 2016. The Event is run annually by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). Writivism is a regional and international network that promotes African literature since 2012. https://writivism.org
  • Invited Guest Speaker/Discussant at the International Storymoja Literature Festival, at the National Museum, 17th – 21st September, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya. The event was organized by the Storymoja Publishers and Storymoja Foundations, a major contemporary literature network based in Nairobi, Kenya.https://storymojaafrica.wordpress.com/about/
  • Invited Delegate at International Publishers Association Seminar, Nairobi, Movenpick Hotel, 14th – 15th June, 2019. The conference was organized by the organization called Kenya Publishers Association.https://kenyapublishers.org/

Member of Professional Periodical of Somali Studies and Former I.A.S-K.U.

  • Member, International Advisory Board, Journal of Somali Studies (JOSS):(January, 2014 – Present)
  • Academic Advisory Committee Member, Institute of African Studies, Kenyatta University:(January, 2012 – 2018)

Appointment to Regional Board as Consulting Editor (East African Region)

  • Regional Consulting Editor (East Africa) for Mwanaka Media and Publishing Limited, based in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.(2018 – Present)

Consultancy for External Academic/Professional Organization/Institutions

  • Academic Consultancy – University of Tuebingen, Germany. Gender and Cultural Studies Expert and Scholar for their BMBF/DAAD Thematic Network Project, “Futures Under Construction in the Global
  • South” co-hosted in cooperation with the Tuebingen Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies, 14th – 20th July, 2019.
  • Academic Consultancy – Chairing Sessions at Makerere University, Uganda. East African Literary and Cultural Studies Expert and Scholar for the 2nd Eastern Africa Literary and Cultural Studies
  • International Conference at Makerere from the 20th to the 22nd August, 2015. Theme: Textualities of Space: Connections, Intricacies and Intimacies.

Membership to Academic/ Professional Bodies

  • Member, Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA)-(January, 2014 – Present)
  • Recipient and Alumnus, DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service PhD Scholar-(January, 2007 – Present)
  • Recipient and Alumnus, KAAD – Catholic German Academic Exchange Service M.A. Scholar-(January, 2003 – July 2006)

chairperson english

Dr. Muhia John Mugo
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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