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Marriage and sexuality in the indigenous Kenyan Film.
(Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) and Kenya Association of Professional Counselors (KAPC), 2005-06)
Literature: Gender Roles in Initiation Songs of the Igembe People of Kenya
(Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research., 2009)
This article examines and critically analyses gender images in initiation songs among the Igembe community, an African ethnic group of Eastern Bantu in Kenya. The article traces the evolution of the concept of gender from ...
Images of Women in Kenyan Oral Narratives
“Nothing but ogre”: Problems in the Conception and Practice of Folklore in Kenya
I n my days as a Graduate Assistant in the literature department where I now work, I registered students for their courses. Few students voluntarily signed up to study oral literature.1 Common objections included: “besides ...
Tusker Project Fame: Ethnic States, Popular Flows
Ethnicity has come to be the dominant currency of Kenya’s politics over recent years. This article explores the social meaning of ethnicity through an examination of ethnic stereotyping, as this is revealed in a variety ...
Mirroring the Subtext: Postmodernism in Ngugi wa Thiongo's Wizard of the Crow
(Journal of Language, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa, 2007)
This reading of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Wizard of the Crow attempts to place the text in the postmodern writing tradition. We point out how surrealistic features are utilized to enhance the themes, style, and the author's ...
Made in Riverwood: (Dis) Locating Identities and Power through Kenyan Pop Music
Local scholarship seems to deliberately cultivate invisibility for local creative expressive forms especially when these happen to fall under the popular culture rubric. This phenomenon is related to broader questions of ...
Restorying” the Maternal Myth of Origin in Zami and Makeba: My Story
(Taylor & Francis, 2008)
Myths are particularly important sources of alternative history for groups denied a place in mainstream culture. I have, throughout my private war, been a she, a you, a Donna, a me, and finally, an I.
Gender In Nascent Module II Programmes In Kenyan Public Universities A Descriptive Survey
This study addresses the intersection of issues of gender and the nascent Module II Programmes in public universities in Kenya. The term Module II programmes to refer to all the adult continuing/lifelong education programmes ...
Exploring the motifs of death and immortality
(Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa, 2009)
Felt threatened by the eventuality of death, inculcating in them a fear so great that all possible strategies are engaged in the search for an avenue that would prepare them for this eventuality. A careful exploration ...