Micere Mugo

Dr Micere Mugo will give the annual British Institute in East Africa Lecture on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7 pm EAT/4 pm GMT. Her discussant will be Dr Besi Muhonja.

The British Institute in Eastern Africa exists to promote research in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences within the wider region of eastern Africa. The institute will be hosting its annual lecture which will be given by Dr Micere Mugo this Thursday.

Dr Micere Mugo is a playwright, author, activist, instructor, and poet from Kenya. She is a literary critic and professor of literature in the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University. Some of the work she has done include the plays The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti (1976) and The Trial of Dedan Kimathi (co-authored with Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o) (1976). She has also written the poetry collections Daughter of My People, Sing! (1976) and My Mother’s Song and Other Poems (1994). Her literary criticism that she has written is Visions of Africa: The Fiction of Chinua Achebe, Margaret Laurence, Elspeth Huxley, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, (1978), African Orature and Human Rights (1991), and The imperative of Utu / Ubuntu in Africana scholarship (2021). Her autobiography, published in 2012 is Writing & Speaking from the Heart of My Mind.

Dr Mugo will be speaking on the following topic: Decolonizing Scholarship: excavating indigenous sites of knowledge, using utu as theoretical framework.

To take part in the event on Zoom, please click here to register.