The Nairobi Journal of Literature
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Editors: 

 

 

The Nairobi Journal of LITERATURE

 

 

The Journal of the Department of Literature

University of Nairobi

 

 

 

Number 7, (July, 2013)

 

Divergence and Convergence in Literature

 

 

The Nairobi Journal of Literature

The Journal of the Department of Literature

University of Nairobi

 

ISSN 1814-1706

Key Title: The Nairobi Journal of Literature

Abbreviated Key Title: Nairobi j. lit.

 

Editorial Committee

Henry Indangasi

Anna Petkova-Mwangi

Tom Odhiambo

Miriam Musonye

Masumi Odari

The Nairobi Journal of Literature is a publication of the Department of Literature, University of Nairobi. It publishes scholarly work in English and Kiswahili. The views expressed in the contributions are not necessarily the views of The Nairobi Journal of Literature or the Department of Literature, University of Nairobi.

Authors reserve rights to their contributions

Email: literature@uonbi.ac.ke

Telephone: 254 (020) 318262

Manuscript address:

The Nairobi Journal of Literature

Department of Literature

University of Nairobi

P O Box 30197

GPO Nairobi 00100

KENYA

 

 

Contents

From the Editor’s Desk: Anna Petkova-Mwangi ii

Echoes of Dialogue in African and Korean Oral Literatures: Peter Wasamba. 1

The Pained Face in the Cracked Mirror: Postcolonial African Identity in the Form of Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Ocol: Tom Michael Mboya. 13

The Gothic Novel as an Avenue in Disguise for Political Protest: A Fresh Look at the Gothic from Its Origins to its Appearance in Kenya: Anna Petkova-Mwangi 24

The Asian African Writer and the Postcolonial Condition in East Africa: On the In-Between Worlds of M G Vassanji: J. K. S. Makokha & Michael Wainaina. 56

Disavowing Conventions and Proclaiming Convictions in Contemporary Kenyan Poetry: Doseline Kiguru & Tom Odhiambo. 55

The New Fugard: A Reading of My Children! My Africa!: Chinyelu F. Ojukwu. 69

The Discourse of Alienation in Kiswahili Poetry: A Re-Analysis of Muyaka wa Muhaji’s Poetry: John Hamu Habwe. 81

Our Second Homecoming:Voices from African Women: Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira. 91

Gender Perspectives in Selected English and Kiswahili Short Stories: Rayya Timmamy  109

Defining the Self through Autobiography: Saga McOdongo’s Deadly Money Maker: Jennifer Muchiri 120

Navigating Life through Narrative: Analysis of Selected Urban Refugee Children’s Narratives: Miriam Maranga-Musonye. 133

Content and Value in Kenyan Theatre for Educational Institutions: A Critical Review of the Kenya Schools and Colleges Drama Festival: Simon Peter Otieno. 143

Contributors. 155