OSAAJI, DRMUMIAGEOFREY.  Submitted.  Subversion of Patriarchal Ideology: A Case Study of Magdalene, a Woman Oral Narrative Performer from the Samburu of Kenya. Research In African Literatures, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Spring 2009). : Indiana University Press Abstract

This paper is based on narrative performances collected in research by students of the University of Nairobi under the guidance of their lecturers. The fieldwork was conducted in February 2005 among nomadic communities in northern Kenya. The main thrust of the paper is to explore how Magdalene, a woman narrator, subverts the dominant masculine ideology inherent in the structure and orientation of oral narratives. The paper identifies the discrete and subtle ways in which the narrator seeks to undermine the manifest inclination of oral narratives towards male dominance. Considering that oral literature is a crucial tool in shaping the world view of a community (especially children), and bearing in mind that women artists perform many of the oral narratives, the imperceptible but subversive potential of such narration becomes even clearer.


Osaaji, MG, Odari M, Muchiri J.  2021.  “From Alterity to Agency: Pathways of Subversion and Resistance in Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Personal Essays”. . The Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa (JOLTE). . 11 no. 2(2021):1-16.


Osaaji, MG, Odari M, Muchiri J.  2020.  “The Agile Thinking and Subversion in Chinua Achebe’s The Education of a British-Protected Child”.. The Nairobi Journal of Literature. 9(Special Issue):124–143.


Osaaji, MG.  2017.  iii. “Public Interest Litigation on the Right to Adequate Food: Evolving Issues and Emerging Applications” . Poverty and Human Rights: East African Experiences. , Nairobi: Focus Publishers


(Eds), DGN/GD/KKC.  2013.  “Virtual Communities as spaces for safeguarding endangered cultures”. Local Knowledge - Global Translations. , New Delhi: Orient Blackswan


(Eds.), TB/AA/TO.  2012.  “Remembering through (m)other tongues: A new approach to Pan-Africanism”. Pan-Africanism and the Integration of Continental and Diaspora Africa. , Lagos: CBAAC


OSAAJI, DRMUMIAGEOFREY.  2010.  The Role of the University in Realising Vision 2030 in Kenya. Documentary. : University of Nairobi SOJ Abstract

  A Documentary that highlights the relevance of the various courses offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Nairobi to Vision 2030, in September 2010.

OSAAJI, DRMUMIAGEOFREY.  2010.  Style In Modern African Literature. Research In African Literatures, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Spring 2009). : Vdm Verlag Abstract

Author: Mumia Osaaji. ISBN: 3639320840. ISBN-13:9783639320848. Language: English

(Ed.), IV.  2010.  “Elements of Orality in Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s The Wizard of the Crow”. Across borders, Crossing Margins. , Lecce: Salento, UP


(Eds), TB/AA/TO.  2009.  “Global Africa: The Question of Language, Identity and Communication”. Teaching African History to the Diaspora and Teaching Diaspora History to Africa.. , Lagos: CBAAC
Osaaji, MG.  2009.  “Imagi(ni)ng bodies as pleasures: Interrogating sexual identity among the youth in Kenya”, . MILA: A Special Edition on Youth and Sexuality. , Nairobi: IAGAS, University of Nairobi
(Eds), DGN/GD/KKC.  2009.  “Will they survive the margins? Endangered languages and oral traditions in Kenya” Indigeneity, Culture and Representation. , New Delhi: Orient Blackswan
Osaaji, MG.  2009.  “Subverting the patriarchal ideology: A case study of a Samburu Woman oral narrative performer” . Research in African Literatures. Volume 40 (Number 1):19-28.


Osaaji, MG.  2008.  viii. “Oral Literature and Human Rights: Pedagogical and Curriculum questions” . Children’s Rights in A Globalised World. , Ghent - Antwerp: ICCR
OSAAJI, DRMUMIAGEOFREY.  2008.  Imagi(ni)ng Bodies as Pleasure: Interrogating Sexual Identity Among University Youth. Mila (N.S.), Vol. 9 (2008), pp. 16 . : Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies Abstract

This paper examines how young men in Kenya are (de)constructing their body for sexual pleasure. The study is based on male students at the University of Nairobi. It seeks to find out the factors contributing to new trends in body and image projection. It analyses the distinguishing characteristics of these new trends in vogue. Finally, the study seeks to find out whose identity (local or foreign) emerges from these sexuality statements. In this inquiry, the guiding framework is hip-hop.   Results show that sexual identity among Kenyan youth is in a state of flux; the youth are under pressure to


(Eds), HI/MO.  2006.  “The Child Reader as Writer”. Nairobi Journal of Literature. 4:30-41., Nairobi: Department of Literature, University of Nairobi


(Eds.), HI /MO.  2005.  “(Re) Writing Orality in Oral Performance”. Nairobi Journal of Literature. 3:16-25.

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