Habwe John Hamu
Doctor of Philosophy(University of Nairobi), Master of Arts(University of Nairobi), Bachelor of Arts(University of Nairobi)
I am a lecturer with about 30 years of teaching experience at University Level. I am currently an Associate professor in the Department of Kiswahili. I have also served as chairman of the Department of Kiswahili for 3 years until 2016 and previously I served as the chairman of the Department of Linguistics and languages for a period of 2 years. Besides teaching, I offer advisory services and consultancy to publishing outfits and educational institutions in Kenya. I am also a mentor to post graduate students in Kenyan universities in issues of writing generally and particularly writing of fiction. Besides, the University of Nairobi, I have had a chance to work in other Universities like Moi University as an external examiner and Maseno University and Catholic University as a part time lecturer. I have also worked for non-governmental and international organizations like Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO) and Kiswahili Commission of East Africa as a translator. I am a writer of works of fiction and of Swahili grammar books besides being a full- time professor at the University of Nairobi. My research interests are largely in the areas of Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics. My fiction orientation is mainly prose. I write books for adults and children. For a considerable length of time I participated and chaired Lugha yetu and Mjadala radio programs at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). I am an honest and hardworking person with a single mind and focus and driven by Christian values.