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Dr Alex Wanjala

Brief History  

The Department of Literature dates back to 1956, during the days of the then Technical Royal College.  In those days, it was called the Department of English. Taban Lo Liyong, Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Peter Awuor Anyumba revolutionized the teaching of Literature on the continent, when they led their African colleagues in demanding a change in the teaching of Literature in the Department which was then called the English Department. This demand was based on the fact that although the Department taught Literature in the English language, it paid little attention to African literature. 6)

 

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