The Department of Literature hosted Soka University Students from Japan for a joint student leadership program. The program was designed to empower students explore, participate and enhance their leadership capabilities.
Principal CHSS, Prof.Njeru receiving a gift from Soka University representative.
The programme exchange will take place from 7th September to 6th October in Osaka Cultural Community Centre, Osaka Japan. 17 students will participate.
The autobiography portrays literary communicative features which show its worth as a creative work. It is on this ground that this study attempts a literary inquiry intoHannah Shah‟sThe Imam’s Daughter andWarisDirie‟sDesert Dawn to discuss artistry. This study shows how Shah‟s and Dirie‟s narratives employ various strategies to craft the stories of their challenging childhood to adulthood.
This study set out to examine how oral narrative performance suggests the construction
of Bukusu perceptions on communal co-existence. The study was informed by the fact
that previous studies such as those by Makila (1978), Namulunda (2005) and (Bulimo
2013) were mainly concerned with collecting and recording Bukusu oral narratives. The
present study specifically examines oral narrative performance and analyses the nuances
that suggest Bukusu perceptions in these narratives. Such kind of study has not been
This study investigates the role of intertextuality and performance in the creation of meaning and aesthetic appeal in the spoken word poetry of fourteen Kenyan spoken word poets namely Brigeddia Poet, Dan Oballa, Dorphan, El-Poet, Elsaphan Njora, Imani woomera, Kennet B., Mufasa, Namatsi Lukoye, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Raya Wambui, Teardrops, Tess Aura, and Wanjiku Mwaura.
This research explores identity formation, „Otherness‟, the colonial predicament and the sense of alienation of the character in the diaspora as reflected in Fadia Faqir‟s novel My Name is Salma through postcolonial cultural perspectives. My Name is Salma records the protagonist‟s exiled life and portrays the subject‟s attempt to come to an understanding of herself, her place in the world and her transition toward a multicultural identity.
This study is an analysis of the theme of alienation in selected Kenyan films; Nathan
Collets Kibera Kid (2006), Bob Nyanja’s The Rugged Priest (2011) and Tosh Gitonga’s
Nairobi Half Life (2012). Alienation is a state of the mind in which one feels
overwhelmed by circumstances; one can either be alienated from their work, from other
people or from themselves. The theme of alienation is an important area for study
because it is a relational and humanistic problem that faces the urbanized society, and it is
This study analyses presentation of women characters in Mucii ni Ndogo. It investigates the character roles women characters are accorded and the strategies used by the filmmaker to depict the women characters. The study is guided by the formalist and the feminist film theories. The formalist film theory helps to study the visual elements like the camera angles, shots, movements and mise-en scene (colour, lighting, costume and props, make-up and setting). The feminist film theory on the other hand analyses the stereotypical presentation of women characters in the film.
Annie the protagonist is celebrating the birthday of her first child, Jesse together with family and friends. She is too happy for she did not think this day would come. Immediately she was done with her studies, her plan was to get married and have children. She gets married to Mike whom she met through social media. They held a lavish wedding at the coast.