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Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.

New Novel – A Trip from the Past

Cover A Trip from The Past by Maurice N Amutabi A Trip from the Past presents different angles of looking at colonial violence and the attendant trauma to natives. Using fictional character Collins Akunda as interlocutor, the novel re-enacts events … Continue reading

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New Novel – Facing the Unique Acacia Tree

Final Cover Facing the Unique Acacia Tree by Maurice N Amutabi Facing the Unique Acacia Tree is work of fiction about search for political, social and economic justice as well as gender equity for a young pastoralist girl, Jane Naleku, … Continue reading

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The 10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference Postponed

Re:  The 10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference Postponed The 10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference postponed due to COVID-19 to end of the year Dear Conference Participants, In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and decision by the World Health Organization to declare COVID-19 … Continue reading

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International Journal of African Business Studies (IJABS) 2708-2741 (online)

International Journal of African Business Studies (IJABS) 2708-2741 (online)   International Journal of African Business Studies (IJABS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal, which intends to promote discussions on business, management and economic issues at applied and policy levels and disseminate … Continue reading

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The International Journal of African Business Studies (IJABS)

The International Journal of African Business Studies (IJABS) is an interdisciplinary journal whose major focus is business, management, marketing, finance, accounting, technology, information processing and economics and diverse disciplines, working on Africa and the world as a whole. The journal … Continue reading

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Discourses on Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks in Research: Meaning and Implications for Researchers by Mensah, R.O., Agyemang, F., Acquah, A., Babah, P.A & Dontoh, J.

Discourses on Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks in Research: Meaning and Implications for Researchers PDF Mensah et al Discourses on Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks in Research By Ronald Osei Mensah University of Cape Coast, Ghana *Correspondence email: ronald.mensah@stu.ucc.edu.gh Agyemang Frimpong Ghana … Continue reading

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Information and Communication Technology Usage in Record Management Practices in Prevention of Corruption in Public Universities in Kenya By Richard Guto

Information and Communication Technology Usage in Record Management Practices in Prevention of Corruption in Public Universities in Kenya PDF Richard Guto ICT Usage in Record Management & Prevention of Corruption in Public Universities in Kenya By Richard Guto Assistant Lecturer- … Continue reading

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