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 Poet, academic and writer of fiction and literary criticism from South Sudan, Taban Lo Liyong, paid a courtesy call to the Department of Literature on Monday 9th February 2024.

Taban Lo Liyong has a long history of working at the University of Nairobi for several years, from 1968, first as a research fellow in the Institute of African Studies, then as a lecturer in the Department of Literature .


The Annual National French Workshop convened by the Kenya Association of  Teachers of French (K.A.T.F) in conjunction with the French Embassy in Kenya, was held on 28th-29th February 2024 at the University of Nairobi Towers. The event brought together officials from the French Embassy in Kenya, teachers from both primary and  secondary schools as well as public and private universities.

University of Nairobi Open Day

The purpose of the The Open Day is to enable members of the public to interact with the University Community. These interactions include ; career guidance and counselling, alumni networking, showcasing the various programs that Department has to offer among other things. 

The career options for those students who wish to join the Department of Literature include : Acting, Movies, Films, Drama, Television, Teaching, Publishing, Story Telling , writing of novels among others

Team Integrity, the new Faculty leaders

The University of Nairobi held its Faculty and Campus Students Association (FCSA) annual elections. The elections were held virtually on Friday March 25th, 2022.

There were three teams competing for FCSA office in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences FOASS; Team Success, Team Okuz and Team Integrity.

Team Integrity took the lead with a total of 1361 votes followed closely by Team Okuz with 1179 votes. The incoming Chairperson representing FOASS in FCSA is Peter Nguka.