Wanjiku M.Kabira

Professor of Literature

Director, African Women Studies Centre

Doctor of Letters,PhD (UoN),MA (Wisconsin),BA (UoN)

Registered student for Higher Doctorate Degree Doctor of Literature and women studies

1994 Doctor of Philosophy in Literature University of Nairobi Thesis title: Images of Women in Gikuyu Oral Literature 1980 Master of Arts in Literature The Oral Artist Wisconsin University, Madison U.S.A

1978 Bachelor of Arts 3:1:1 Specialization in Literature, University of Nairobi

1974 GCE Advanced Level, Loreto Convent Musongari

1967 Certificate of Secondary Education (O levels) Loreto High School Limuru

1964 Common Entrance Examination Githirioni Primary School



Contact information

Department of Literature

University of Nairobi

Education Building 1st floor, Room 106

Assistant fax: 617-452-0231

Recent publications

Peer reviewed publications

  • Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira (2018) (Editor) Changing the Mainstream Celebrating Women’s Resilience W.M. Kabira (2018). The Next Season of Harvest. W.M. Kabira (2016). So Near yet so far.American Journal of Arts and Humanities, 1, A1- A11.(http://asraresearch.org/ajah-vol-1-no-1-2016/). W.M. Kabira (2015).Rural Women’s Perspectives on Marriage and Related Issues: Analysis of Personal Narratives from Kenyan Women. Pathwaysto African Feminism and Development,Journal of the African Women Studies Centre, University of Nairobi.(http://journals.uonbi.ac.ke/index.php/aws/) W.M. Kabira (2015). Why hearing the Voices of Kenyan Women is Important for a More Just Future. The Conversation-Africa Pilot (https://theconversation.com/why-hearingthe-voices-of-kenyan-women-is-important-for-a-more-just-future-47638) W.M. Kabiraet al (2015). Creating Women’s Knowledge: A Case Study of Three African Women Writers, Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (accepted for publication)

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