Oral Literature

The Department undertakes research in Oral literary artefacts from Kenya, East Africa and  beyond. The research combines empirical fieldwork excursions with qualitative and theoretical application with a view to extending the archival and theoretical reach of what already exists in the realm of oral literary knowledge.


  • CLT 104: Concepts in Oral Literature
  • CLT 203: Oral Literature in Kenya
  • CLT 305: Fieldwork in Oral Literature
  • CLT 506: Oral Literature in Africa
  • CLT 533: Oral Poetry
  • CLT 535: Oral Narrative



  • Media Practitioners
  • Educators
  • Publishing and Book Industry