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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.

Prof. Chris Wanjala Responds to My Apology to Prof. Amuka

Chris Lukorito Wanjala Prof Peter Amuka and I had the option to have a conversation with the Kisii audience about what we knew about Ngugi’s ideas from the past and the present as enunciated in his lecture and to bolster … Continue reading

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I apologize to Prof. Amuka and blame my aging ears

I apologise to Prof. Amuka and blame my aging ears By Maurice N. Amutabi In his remarks as a discussant at Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o’os recent public lecture at Kisii University, I thought I heard Prof. Peter Amuka confessing that … Continue reading

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Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o Ignited passion in the Audience at Kisii University

Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o Ignited passion in the Audience at Kisii University By Maurice N. Amutabi Kisii University enjoyed one of the most high voltage academic activities on August 31, 2015 which has never been witnessed before on campus. They … Continue reading

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Ngugi wa Thiong’o set for lecture at Kisii University – Kisii County News

Ngugi wa Thiong’o set for lecture at Kisii University source: http://www.hivisasa.com/kisii/education/76163 Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o at a past conference. He is set to hold a public lecture at Kisii University on August 31, 2015. [UCIrvineOCW/] By Abuga Makori Jnr 26 Aug … Continue reading

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UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY MBALE CAMPUS 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME, September 1-3, 2015

UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY MBALE CAMPUS 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM PRE CONFERENCE DAY Tuesday, September 1st 2015 • Arrival and Registration • Familiarization and visit to Conference venue • Checking into hotel rooms • Distribution of name tags and conference material … Continue reading

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Reminder on Lecture by Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o at Kisii University on 31 August 2015 at 2pm

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Public Lecture by Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o on 31 August 2015 at Kisii University

Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o will be giving a public lecture at Kisii University on 31 August 2015 at 2pm. You are all welcome.

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