Personal Information

Date of Birth: 14th August, 1969
Nationality: Kenyan
Native Language: Luo
Marital Status: Married
Next of Kin: Pauline Nkatha Mathiu-Olali
No.of Children: Three
Height/Weight: 6 feet/85 Kg




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Olali, T, Thuranira I, Wamitila KW, Mbuthia E.  2022.  East African Detective Fiction: A Basic Anatomy. Mwangaza wa Lugha. 7(1):171-183.


Olali, T, Thuranira I, Wamitila KW, undefined.  2021.  Plot Distortion and the Construction of Suspense in the Kiswahili Detective Fiction. Asian Journal of African Studies (AJAS. 51:39-70.
Olali, T, Kipacha A.  2021.  “ Nihilism and Postproverbials in Euphrase Kezilahabi’s Poetry Anthology Dhifa (Feast). Mwanga wa Lugha. 6(2):27-37.
Olali, T.  2021.  Barua ya Sumbukeni.


Olali, T, Kipacha A.  2020.  Sniffing Oriental Aromatic Scents: The Perfumery Trope in Eroticized Swahili Odes. Kiswahili. 84(2):166-182.


Olali, T.  2019.  Ritual and Spectacle: The Grandiloquent Display of Paradoxical Metamessage during the Lamu Maulidi Festival, 17 May. Institutions of African Literature: Future, Present, Past. , Columbus, Ohio, USA
Olali, T, Karani R.  2019.  Analyzing the Perspectives and Strategies in Localizing Software in Kiswahili. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation. . 5(1):15-20.


Olali, T.  2018.  Ecology as thematic foci: The identity of Swahili Poetry and Ecocriticism experiment, 25 May. Environments of African Literature. , Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C, USA
Olali, T.  2018.  Hedonistic Overflow of Leisure and Pecuniary Sense: Performer as Labourers during the Lamu Festival. African Languages and Literature in a Globalized World. , Seoul: Dahae Publishing Co. Ltd


T, O, A K.  2017.  “The Triplex Mundus as a Global Trope in Euphrase Kezilahabi’s Rosa Mistika.” . Contemporary African Societies and Cultures. , Seoul: Dahae Publishing Co.Ltd
T, O, L M.  2017.  “Language Learning Catastrophe? Crisis and Impediments in the Free Primary Education (FPE) in Kenya” International Journal of Science Arts and Commerce.. 2(10):38-48.
T, O, M E.  2017.  Religiosity and Hybrid Identity: Contradictions and Ambiguities in the Obama and Othello Persona. International Journal of Foreign Studies. 9(1):1-17.
Olali, T.  2017.  " A Critical Exposition of Jihad Trope as a Religious Philosophy in the Epic of Rasi'l Ghuli (1850-1855), 17 June. African Literature Association. , Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Olali, T.  2016.  " English Drama Get Lost! A Concise History and Exploration of the Development of the Kiswahili Drama since 1957 to 2014", 29 October. Rethinking Diversity in African Socities and Cultures: Beyond Homogeneous Boundaries. , Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul


Olali, T.  2015.  " Trends and Development of the Swahili Drama Since 1957 to 2014". International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education. 2(10):1-7.
Olali, T.  2015.  " Pilgrimage, Ceremony and Carnival: The Hybridization of the Lamu Maulidi Festival". International Research Journal. 9(40):69-75.
Olali, T.  2015.  " I regret the death of the Swahili esoteric novel: Is it real, evolving or in a perpetual oscillation?" International Journal of Foreign Studies. Vol.8(2):23-38.
Olali, T.  2015.  "Performing the Swahili Hamziyyah and the Pyeongtaek Nongak: A Comparative Analysis of Community Dance and Rituals". American Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 1(2):43-48.
Olali, T.  2015.  Mashetani wa Alepo. , Nairobi: Jomo Kenyatta Foundation


Olali, T.  2014.  " Alawiyya Sufism and the Sufi: Diffusion and Counter-Diffusion of Swahili Islamic Mysticism in the Lamu Archipelago, Kenya". International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education. 1(12):1-11.
Olali, T.  2014.  " Some Impediments in the Adoption and Use of Computer Technology at the University of Nairobi" . International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. 1(11):38-44.
Olali, T.  2014.  " Using Idiomatic Expressions as Rhetoric: A Strategy Towards Acculturation by Kenyan Students in China". International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. 1(11):38-44.



Olali, T.  2011.  Deciphering the Swahili Panegyric of the Prophet: The Case of the Kasida ya Hamziyyah. Africa, Cradle of Writing. , New York: HSRC
Olali, T.  2011.  The Place and Thematic Function of a Panegyric in Swahili Society: The Case of Sufi al-Busiri's Kasida ya Hamziyya. Rethinking Eastern African Literary and Intellectual Landscapes. , New York: World Press
Olali, T.  2011.  Sira ya Mtume Muhammad kama mpomoko wa kasida ya Umm-al-Qura.” The Journal of Research Institute of Swahili Studies in Eastern Africa(RISSEA) . The Journal of Research Institute of Swahili Studies in Eastern Africa. 1

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