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Convener

James Ogude

Professor Ogude obtained his B.Ed (Hons) and MA from Nairobi University and his PhD in African Literature from the University of the Witwatersrand. Professor Ogude holds a NRF “B3” rating for the quality and impact of his research outputs.

He is the author of Ngugi’s Novels and African History: Narrating the Nation, London: Pluto Press, 1999. He has also co-edited, Urban Legends, Colonial Myths: Popular Culture and Literature in East Africa, Trenton: Africa World Press, 2007, Rethinking Eastern African Literary and Intellectual Landscapes, published in 2012 by Africa World Press, New Jersey and more recently edited ‘Chinua Achebe’s Legacy: Illuminations from Africa, published in 2015 by the Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria. Professor Ogude has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals in the area of African Literature and Popular Culture in East Africa

Currently, he is Deputy Director and Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria – a position he took up at the beginning of May, 2013.