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PROF. D. H. MUCHUGU KIIRU

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Understanding is the reward of faith.  Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. (St. Augustine)

Areas Of Specialization

  • Literature
  • Counselling Psychology

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Publications


2016

2014

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2014.  “Patrice Lumumba: Voices of Liberation,”. The African Book Publishing Record . 40(2):233-237.voices_of_liberation.pdf
H., MUCHUGUKIIRUD.  2014.  Going Gentle into That Good Night: Indigenous Therapy on Death in Kenya. Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Volume 114(4th World Conference on Psychology, Counseling and Guidance (WCPCG-2013) Edited by Tulay Bozkurt and Mukaddes Demirok):298-310.going_gentle_into_that_good_night.pdf

2013

PROF.KIIRU, MUCHUGUDH.  2013.  Before the Earth Receives My Bones: Clips of the Somali Belwo.. Journal of the Korean African Studies . 39(August 2013):95-108.abstract.pdfbefore_the_earth_receives_my_bones.pdf

2011

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2011.  The Boy Who Learnt to Play Ball. Barrack Muluka and Tobias Otieno (Eds). The Doomed Conspiracy and Other Stories. 191-94. John Wiley & Sons. Publishers Chichester.. : Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers Abstract

PMID: 614126 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2011.  Capturing Space. Barrack Muluka and Tobias Otieno (Eds). The Doomed Conspiracy and Other Stories. 82-94. John Wiley & Sons. Publishers Chichester.. : Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers Abstract

PMID: 614126 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2009

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2009.  Passing on Grace. Review of Margaret Laurence: A Gift of Grace: A Spiritual Biography by Noelle Boughton. Margaret Laurence Review 17 (2007) & 18 (2008-2009): 11-14. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

PMID: 614126 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2009.  Breyten Breytenbach: A Veil of Footsteps: Memoir of a Nomadic Fictional Character. The African Book Publishing Record 35.1 (April 2009) 31-32. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

PMID: 614126 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2008

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2008.  "Aryan Kaganof: 12 Shooters," The African Book Publishing Record, No. 3, 2008. 191-92. The African Book Publishing Record, No. 3, 2008. 191-92. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

PMID: 614126 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2008.  "Thula Bopela and Daluxolo Luthuli: Umkhonto we Sizwe Fighting for a Divided People," The African Book Publishing Record XXXIV, no. 3, 2008, 194-2008. The African Book Publishing Record XXXIV, no. 3. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

PMID: 614126 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2008.  You Cannot Shake Hands with a Clenched Fist. Henry Indangasi and Masumi Odari (Eds) Daisaku Ikeda and Voices for Peace from Africa.. Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau, 119-23. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

PMID: 614126 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2007

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2007.  The Man Who Fears the Plague Is not Safe from It.. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 5 (March 2007): 68-78.. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This essay looks at Somali oral poetry, using poetry now committed to writing primarily from B. W. Andrzejewski and I. M. Lewis

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2007.  Delaying Gratification as a Beautiful Choice. Human Sexuality in Africa: Beyond Reproduction. Ed. Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, Richmond Tiemoko and Paullina Makinwa-Adebusoye. Sunnyside, South Africa: Fanele, 2007. 19-28 (Revised version of the African Region. Sunnyside, South Africa. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This essay looks at Somali oral poetry, using poetry now committed to writing primarily from B. W. Andrzejewski and I. M. Lewis

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2007.  "The Rump and the Neck: Snippets from Somali Oral Poetry," Journal of the Korean Association of African Studies 25 (June 2007): 263-82. Journal of the Korean Association of African Studies 25 (June 2007): 263-82. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This essay looks at Somali oral poetry, using poetry now committed to writing primarily from B. W. Andrzejewski and I. M. Lewis

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2007.  "Niyi Osundare: Two Plays," The African Book Publishing Record XXXIII/2/2007: 120. The African Book Publishing Record XXXIII/2/2007: 120. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This essay looks at Somali oral poetry, using poetry now committed to writing primarily from B. W. Andrzejewski and I. M. Lewis

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2007.  "The Criminal in a Kenyan Autobiography: A Journey towards Redemption" African Affairs (February 2007): 157-175. African Affairs (February 2007): 157-175. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This essay focuses on an autobiographical narrative, Life and Times of a Bank Robber, whose author, John Kiggia Kimani, a Kenyan, was a criminal for a bout fifteen years before he was imprisoned for fifteen years. The essay examines the psychology as well as the circumstances that lead him into crime as it looks at literary features of the autobiographical form that create empathy for him

2006

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2006.  "Dreaming Their Dreams," Margaret Laurence Review 15 (2005) & 16 (2006): 18-22. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 4 (March 2006): 83-89. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This paper presents a case for the need to build a virtual bibliography of Kenyan literature on the World Wide Web; this catalogue without cards will present to the wide audience with access to the internet basic and correct information on this literature. In the course of discussing the place of modern information technology in the world, the paper discusses the Kenyan literary heritage as a form of higher culture reflecting social experiences, capturing the souls of the nation and encapsulating the high ideals of humanism and progress. Further, the paper calls for honesty and sensitivity in the preservation of information on the literary texts, lest this information is laid open to possible distortion, even manipulation, by those who post it on the World Wide Web. Implicitly, the paper makes a case for the need of the developing world

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2006.  "A Case for Stylistics in Literary Scholarship: Review of Niyi Osundare, Cautious Paths through the Bramble" The Nairobi Journal of Literature 4 (March 2006): 83-89. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 4 (March 2006): 83-89. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This paper presents a case for the need to build a virtual bibliography of Kenyan literature on the World Wide Web; this catalogue without cards will present to the wide audience with access to the internet basic and correct information on this literature. In the course of discussing the place of modern information technology in the world, the paper discusses the Kenyan literary heritage as a form of higher culture reflecting social experiences, capturing the souls of the nation and encapsulating the high ideals of humanism and progress. Further, the paper calls for honesty and sensitivity in the preservation of information on the literary texts, lest this information is laid open to possible distortion, even manipulation, by those who post it on the World Wide Web. Implicitly, the paper makes a case for the need of the developing world

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2006.  Catalogue without Cards: Kenyan Literary Texts on the World Wide Web. Journal of the Korean Association of African Studies 23 (June 2006): 117-32. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This paper presents a case for the need to build a virtual bibliography of Kenyan literature on the World Wide Web; this catalogue without cards will present to the wide audience with access to the internet basic and correct information on this literature. In the course of discussing the place of modern information technology in the world, the paper discusses the Kenyan literary heritage as a form of higher culture reflecting social experiences, capturing the souls of the nation and encapsulating the high ideals of humanism and progress. Further, the paper calls for honesty and sensitivity in the preservation of information on the literary texts, lest this information is laid open to possible distortion, even manipulation, by those who post it on the World Wide Web. Implicitly, the paper makes a case for the need of the developing world

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2006.  KCPE Revision English (New Syllabus), Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 5 (March 2007): 68-78.. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This essay looks at Somali oral poetry, using poetry now committed to writing primarily from B. W. Andrzejewski and I. M. Lewis

2005

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2005.  "Niyi Osundare: Cautious Paths through the Bramble: A Critical Classification of Style Theories and Concepts," The African Book Publishing Record 2005/4: 325. The African Book Publishing Record 2005/4: 325. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

The article examines some preponderant elements that create an impression that Ngugi wa Thiong'o's novel, Devil on the Cross, is orally narrated. More often than not associated with oral discourse, these elements are the narrative voice, biblical allusions, oral literature and the confessional mode. As a result of preponderant oral elements in a form of written discourse, there is not only intersection between oral and written discourse but also an interface between the two modes of transmission of literary works, oral and written, in the novel. Consequently, the article calls for further research into the implications this interface has for the two modes of transmission of literary works.

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2005.  Oral Features in Ngugi wa Thiong. African Affairs 18 (June 2005):231-46. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

The article examines some preponderant elements that create an impression that Ngugi wa Thiong'o's novel, Devil on the Cross, is orally narrated. More often than not associated with oral discourse, these elements are the narrative voice, biblical allusions, oral literature and the confessional mode. As a result of preponderant oral elements in a form of written discourse, there is not only intersection between oral and written discourse but also an interface between the two modes of transmission of literary works, oral and written, in the novel. Consequently, the article calls for further research into the implications this interface has for the two modes of transmission of literary works.

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2005.  The Psychology of Time Present and Time Past: An Analysis of Literary and Biographical Creations. Journal of Poetry Therapy 18.3 (September 2005): 1-9. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

In this article the author argues that one

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2005.  The Implied Twofold Audience in Ngugi wa Thiong. African Affairs 18 (June 2005):231-46. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This essay examines the twofold listening and reading audience Ngugi wa Thiong

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2005.  Places to Stand on: Travel Essays of Margaret Laurence. Margaret Laurence Review 14 (2004-2005): 17-21. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

This paper presents a case for the need to build a virtual bibliography of Kenyan literature on the World Wide Web; this catalogue without cards will present to the wide audience with access to the internet basic and correct information on this literature. In the course of discussing the place of modern information technology in the world, the paper discusses the Kenyan literary heritage as a form of higher culture reflecting social experiences, capturing the souls of the nation and encapsulating the high ideals of humanism and progress. Further, the paper calls for honesty and sensitivity in the preservation of information on the literary texts, lest this information is laid open to possible distortion, even manipulation, by those who post it on the World Wide Web. Implicitly, the paper makes a case for the need of the developing world

2004

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2004.  Kenyan Literature: A Call for Discourse. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 2 (March 2004): 66-74. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

The article sets out to investigate the question of the identity of Kenyan literature in the context of East Africa, Africa and the Commonwealth. It argues that this literature appears to reflect as it seeks to create and define a national culture because, despite Kenya being a mosaic of peoples and cultures, symbols of nationhood, defined boundaries and memories of the colonial experience continue to shape and mould its sense of national being. Its literature therefore needs to be discussed in the context of exploring its national sensibility, discussing how the nation produces it and how it narrates the nation. This discourse would assist the nation understand itself, unravel the aesthetic ideal the literature embodies, and, hopefully, galvanise the nation for a unity of purpose arising from yearnings for harmonious social relationships the aesthetic ideal embodies.

2003

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2003.  Temptation,. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 1 (March 2003): 15-22. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

Borrowing its title from William Shakespeare's King Lear, this article examines some aesthetic and cognitive characteristics of some indigenous ethnic myths in Kenya as a subgenre of the oral narrative. The article asserts that human beings create the myth to help them make sense of human existence

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2003.  Epigram,. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 1 (March 2003): 15-22. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

Borrowing its title from William Shakespeare's King Lear, this article examines some aesthetic and cognitive characteristics of some indigenous ethnic myths in Kenya as a subgenre of the oral narrative. The article asserts that human beings create the myth to help them make sense of human existence

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2003.  As Flies to Boys Are We to the Gods: Human Identity in Kenyan Myths. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 1 (March 2003): 15-22. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

Borrowing its title from William Shakespeare's King Lear, this article examines some aesthetic and cognitive characteristics of some indigenous ethnic myths in Kenya as a subgenre of the oral narrative. The article asserts that human beings create the myth to help them make sense of human existence

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2003.  Fall,. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 1 (March 2003): 15-22. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

Borrowing its title from William Shakespeare's King Lear, this article examines some aesthetic and cognitive characteristics of some indigenous ethnic myths in Kenya as a subgenre of the oral narrative. The article asserts that human beings create the myth to help them make sense of human existence

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2003.  Bringing Old Pains to the Surface: Loss, Grief and Healing in Margaret Laurence. Margaret Laurence Review 13 (2003): 9-12. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

The article sets out to investigate the question of the identity of Kenyan literature in the context of East Africa, Africa and the Commonwealth. It argues that this literature appears to reflect as it seeks to create and define a national culture because, despite Kenya being a mosaic of peoples and cultures, symbols of nationhood, defined boundaries and memories of the colonial experience continue to shape and mould its sense of national being. Its literature therefore needs to be discussed in the context of exploring its national sensibility, discussing how the nation produces it and how it narrates the nation. This discourse would assist the nation understand itself, unravel the aesthetic ideal the literature embodies, and, hopefully, galvanise the nation for a unity of purpose arising from yearnings for harmonious social relationships the aesthetic ideal embodies.

2002

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2002.  A Latter-Day Eve,Mwangaza 2.2 (July 2002):49. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 1 (March 2003): 15-22. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

Borrowing its title from William Shakespeare's King Lear, this article examines some aesthetic and cognitive characteristics of some indigenous ethnic myths in Kenya as a subgenre of the oral narrative. The article asserts that human beings create the myth to help them make sense of human existence

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2002.  Clock-Time,Mwangaza 2.2 (July 2002): 10. The Nairobi Journal of Literature 1 (March 2003): 15-22. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

Borrowing its title from William Shakespeare's King Lear, this article examines some aesthetic and cognitive characteristics of some indigenous ethnic myths in Kenya as a subgenre of the oral narrative. The article asserts that human beings create the myth to help them make sense of human existence

2001

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2001.  Over That Shoulder,Mwangaza 2.1, July 2001: 17. Margaret Laurence Review 11 (2001-2003): 20-23. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH, KIIRU PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2001.  The Rains Are Late,Mwangaza 2.1, July 2001: 4. Margaret Laurence Review 11 (2001-2003): 20-23. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2001.  An Outsider as an Artist: Margaret Laurence's The Diviners. Margaret Laurence Review 11 (2001-2003): 20-23. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

KIIRU, PROFMUCHUGUDH.  2001.  720 Hours in This Scept. The Journal African Travel-Writing 8-9 (2001): 106-19. : Philosophical Issues Invoked by Shona People Abstract

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