Dr. James Nyachae Michira is an experienced instructor of Kiswahili language and literature with over 20 years of teaching and research at the university level. Dr. Michira specializes in curriculum and instruction focusing on young adult literature with a bias towards using critical theory and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to uncover differential power dynamics in curriculum design, content and implementation. He has engaged in various action research initiatives involving both Kiswahili and English high school literature curricula in Kenya. Dr. Michira is also a consultant in translation and interpretation (Kiswahili & English), language and communication, curriculum development, implementation and evaluation with excellent proficiency in Kiswahili and English languages. Between August 2016 and August 2018, Dr. Michira served as a Visiting Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. From July 2019 to January 2020, Dr. Michira was the Personal Advisor to the Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi. Currently, Dr. Michira is a Senior Lecturer in the Kiswahili Department of the University of Narobi, Kenya.

Bio

Bio

Dr. James Nyachae Michira is an experienced instructor of Kiswahili language and literature with over 20 years of teaching and research at the university level. Dr. Michira specializes in curriculum and instruction focusing on young adult literature with a bias towards using critical theory and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to uncover differential power dynamics in curriculum design, content and implementation. He has engaged in various action research initiatives involving both Kiswahili and English high school literature curricula in Kenya. Dr.

Publications


2020

Ongarora, S, Michira JN, Timmamy R, wa Mutiso K.  2020.  Uchanganuzi wa Toni Katika Ushairi wa Kithaka wa Mberia. Mwanga wa Lugha. Vol. 4 (No. 2):195-211.

2019

Park, J, Michira JN, Yun SY.  2019.  African hip hop as a rhizomic art form articulating urban youth identity and resistance with reference to Kenyan genge and Ghanaian hiplife. Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa. Vol. 16(No. 1-2):99-118.
Michira, JN, Indindi H.  2019.  Uchanganuzi wa Tafsiri za Kiwavuti katika Ujifunzaji wa Kiswahili kama Lugha ya Kigeni: Mfano wa Google Translate. Jarida la Kimataifa la Isimu ya Kibantu (JAKIIKI). Toleo Maalum:62-79.

2018

Michira, JN.  2018.  A Stylistic Analysis of John Habwe’s Pendo la Karaha. The International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 6(No. 6):214–222.
Michira, JN.  2018.  Narrative Techniques in the Swahili Novel. An Illustrative Analysis. African Languages and Literatures in a Globalized World. , Seoul, South Korea: Dahae Publishers
• Michira, JN.  2018.  Language, Resistance and Subversive Identities in Matatu Sub-culture. The International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 6(No. 3):242–253.

2017

Michira, JN.  2017.  Imagery and Metaphor in Mipasho Lyric. Journal of the Korean Association of African Studies. Vol. 51:145-176.
Michira, JN.  2017.  An Evaluation of Websites for Learning of Swahili as Foreign Language. International Journal of Education and Research. Vol. 5(No. 1):93-106.

2015

Basweti, N, J.N M, Achola E, Barasa D.  2015.  Ekegusii DP and its Sentential Symmetry: A Minimalist Inquiry. International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 2(No. 2):93-107.

2014

J.N., M.  2014.  Changamoto katika Uteuzi wa Vitabu vya Kufundishia Kiswahili nchini Kenya.. Ukuzaji wa Kiswahili: Dhima Na Majukumu ya Asasi Mbali Mbali,. , nairobi: Focus Books. ISBN 9966-01-224-1
N., M, Mwangi I, Mbatiah M.  2014.   Ukuzaji wa Kiswahili: Dhima Na Majukumu ya Asasi Mbali Mbali.. , nairobi: Focus Books. ISBN 9966-01-224-1
J.N., M.  2014.   “The Language of Politics: A CDA of the 2013 Kenyan Presidential Campaign Discourse”. n International Journal of Education and Research (IJER), . Vol. 2 No1,:1-18..
MICHIRA, DRJ, I.MWANGI.  2014.  “Kiswahili as an Official Language in Kenya: Its Past, Present and Future Roles and Challenges”. in Reyono Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies,. Vol. 3 :42-52..
Michira, JN.  2014.  Changamoto katika Uteuzi wa Vitabu vya Kufundishia Kiswahili Nchini Kenya. Dhima na Majukumu ya Asasi Mbali Mbali katika Ukuzaji wa Kiswahili. , Nairobi: Focus Books
J.N., M, Mbatiah M, Iribe M.  2014.  Dhima na Majukumu ya Asasi Mbali Mbali katika Ukuzaji wa Kiswahili. , Nairobi: Focus Books

2009

J.N., M.  2009.  The Politics of School Texts. The Struggle for the Literary Canon in Kenya. , Saarbrucken, Germany: Verlag Dr. Muller

2008

Michira, JN, Matolo M.  2008.  A Study Guide to The River Between . , Nairobi: Vide-Muwa Publishers
Michira, JN.  2008.  Fire the Canon! Why we should NOT Teach Shakespeare in Kenyan Schools. Nairobi Literature Journal.

2007

Michira, JN, du(Ed.) CP.  2007.  Curriculum as Contested Terrain: Critical Reflections on Literary Text Selection in Kenya, September 2006. Contesting Spaces: The Curriculum in Transition. A Monograph Containing Selected Papers from the African Conference on Curriculum in Higher Education . , UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa

2006

2002

Michira, J.  2002.  Images of Africa in the Western Media. http://www.teachingliterature.org/teachingliterature/pdf/multi/images_of_africa_michira.pdf.

1998

Michira, JN, Mbatiah M, Mukhwana A, Muaka L.  1998.  Kweli za Maisha: Changamoto ya mawasiliano. An English- to-Kiswahili translation of Facts for Life (1993). . , Nairobi: UNICEF

1993

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