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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Dr Chege Githiora

Overview

Chege Githiora
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Senior Lecturer in Swahili

Centre of African Studies

Member, Centre of African Studies

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Steering Committee Member for Swahili

Name:
Dr Chege Githiora
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4395
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
412

Biography

Linguistics.

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Caroline Mose, Kenyan Hiphop: Interrogating Socio-Political Interventions of Popular Youth Culture in Nairobi

Convenor of the Swahili Year Abroad programme.

Research

Swahili and Gikuyu Language and Literature; Culture and Society in East Africa; Orthography and Lexicography; African Diaspora

Expertise

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Available for
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Africa
  • Latin America
Country Expertise
Languages
  • Gikuyu
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Publications

Authored Books

Githiora, Chege (2008) Afro-Mexicans: Discourse of Race and Identity in the African Diaspora. Trenton, New Jersey, USA: Africa World Press.

Githiora, Chege (2002) Diccionario Swahili-Español. [Swahili-Spanish Dictionary]. El Colegio de Mexico.

Edited Books

Githoria, C and Manfredi, V and Littlefields, H, eds. (2004) Trends in African Linguistics, Volume 5. Africa World Press (USA).

Book Chapters

Githiora, Chege (2008) 'Kenya: Language and the Search for a Coherent National Identity.' In: Simpson, Andrew, (ed.), Language and National Identity in Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Githoria, Chege (2006) 'Countries and Languages of the World: Kenya.' In: Brown, K, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed. Elsevier, pp. 18-182.

Githoria, Chege (2005) 'Countries and Languages of the World: Kenya.' In: K.Brown, , (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed. Elsevier, pp. 80-83.

Githiora, Chege (2004) 'Gikuyu Orthography: Past and Future Horizons.' In: Githiora, C. and Littlefield, H. and Manfredi, V., (eds.), Kinyira Njira! - Step Firmly on the Pathway! Africa World Press, pp. 85-95.

Articles

Githiora, Chege (2002) 'Sheng: Peer Language, Swahili Dialect or Emerging Creole?' Journal of African Cultural Studies, 15 (2). pp. 159-81.

Githiora, Chege (2001) 'Some Problems and Insights in the Lexicography of Two Non-Kindred Languages: Spanish and Swahili.' Èdè: Journal of African Language Learning and Teaching, 1 (1). pp. 49-71.

Conference or Workshop Items

Githoria, Chege (2004) Form and function in a Swahili urban dialect. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Githoria, Chege (2004) Creative writing in African languages: Production Mediation, Reception. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Other

Githoria, Chege and J., Christopher (2002) 'Pimsleur Language Program: Swahili.' Simon & Schuster Audio (USA). pp. 1-21.

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