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Chesaina, Ciarunji

Overview
Works: 13 works in 35 publications in 2 languages and 601 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DT433.545.S85, 306.089965
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Most widely held works by Ciarunji Chesaina
Pokot by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book tells of the African people called Pokot, also called Suk at times, who live in western Kenya
Oral literature of the Kalenjin by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oral literature of the Embu and Mbeere by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gikuyu FL10 ( )
in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of 23 documents covers Gikuyu cultural, economic and historical information circa 1900 to 1995. Two documents were compiled by two famous Kenyans; these works provide a very comprehensive and intimate account of Gikuyu culture and recent history. Four documents provide information on pre-colonial Gikuyu culture and society. Ten documents are based on findings of multidisciplinary research conducted in a Gikuyu village called Ngecha from 1967-1973. These focus on Ngecha's physical geography, resident families, and historical settings, as well as aspects of change in behavior and family life. Other documents are based on work in different Gikuyu villages in 1980s and 1990s. These deal with the lives of women, patterns of marriage across generations, trends in adolescent sexual behavior and fertility, household economic strategies, and continuities in the cultural values of children. One document reviews works on the Mau Mau Rebellion in light of women's participation
Hope on the horizon : essays on the status and liberation of African women by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ninani yu majaribuni katika Mzalendo Kimathi by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in Swahili and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gikuyu FL10 ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gikuyu Collection covers cultural, economic and historical information circa 1900 to 1995. Two documents were compiled by two famous Kenyans; these works provide a very comprehensive and intimate account of Gikuyu culture and recent history. Four documents provide information on pre-colonial Gikuyu culture and society. Ten documents are based on findings of multidisciplinary research conducted, from 1967-1973, in a Gikuyu village called Ngecha; focusing on Ngecha's physical geography and resident families and historical settings, as well as aspects of change in behavior and family life. Other documents are based on work in different Gikuyu villages in 1980s and 1990s. These deal with the lives of women, patterns of marriage across generations, trends in adolescent sexual behavior and fertility, household economic strategies, and continuities in the cultural values of children. A document reviews works on the Mau Mau Rebellion in light of women's participation
The role and significance of oral literature in social and psychological development of children : inaugural lecture by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on Frances Imbuga's Man of Kafira by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on women in African literature by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teaching of African literature in the 21st century ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women in African Drama Representation and role by Ciarunji Chesaina( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this study is to examine the representation and role of women in African theatre. The discussion is based on published and unpublished plays by African writers selected from a pan-African perspective. The thesis is divided into two major parts: Women in Society; The Portrayal of Women by Major Playwrights. Part I follows a thematic approach aimed at examining the position of women in three different areas which form the chapters for the part : Women, Tradition and Social Change; The Urban Woman and Women in Politics. Part II of the thesis analyses major African playwrights presentation of women characters. This part discusses not only the characterization of women by major playwrights but also these writers attitude towards women and women s issues. Examined here in two chapters are The Portrayal of Women by Major Male Playwrights and The Portrayal of Women by Major Female Playwrights. Chapter 1, Women, Tradition and Social Change discusses selected playwrights examination of African women s experiences in the traditional African setting as a major foundation of the present and future socio-political situation of the continent; this chapter is the springboard of the study. From the traditional milieu the study then moves on to the relatively new urban environment. This Chapter examines the predicaments in which the African woman finds herself as she struggles to survive in a world which differs significantly from the traditional one. Survival in the urban environment demands a certain degree of autonomy from communal ties on the part of the individual. Yet in the case of the African woman, society does not hesitate to censure her movements and even to point an accusing finger at her for failing to satisfy traditional expectations when she is genuinely trying to meet the challenges presented by life in towns. The myth that a woman s place is exclusively in the kitchen is a widespread one the world over. A more negative myth found in Africa is that participation of women in public affairs leads to social disaster. The third chapter of this study examines the role of African women in politics in the traditional and contemporary periods. The fourth chapter discusses the portrayal of women by major male playwrights. Of great significance in this analysis is the attitude of these male writers towards women and also towards issues affecting women. It is for this reason that cross-references are made between these male writers and the female playwrights examined in Chapter 5. Very negligible research has been done on drama by African women. It is in recognition of this unfortunate situation that the fifth and last chapter of this thesis is dedicated to women s self-perception as reflected in their portrayal of fellow-women in theatre. This chapter examines only major female playwrights; the minor female playwrights are examined alongside the male in the appropriate areas in Chapters 1 to 3
Globalization : what's in it for the Kenyan woman? by Ciarunji Chesaina( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chesaina, C.
Chesaina, C. (Ciarunji)
Chesaina, Ciarunji
Chesaina Swinimer, Ciarunji
Swinimer, Ciarunji Chesaina
Languages
English (32)
Swahili (3)
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