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Githiora, Chege J.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 53 publications in 3 languages and 1,245 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Dictionaries  Self-instruction  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PL8702, 967.62
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Most widely held works about Chege J Githiora
 
Most widely held works by Chege J Githiora
Kenya by Bridget Giles( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover the people and places of Kenya."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Swahili : world citizen edition( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Swahili and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you have completed these 10 easy-to-use lessons, you will discover you can comfortably think and converse in Swahili as a beginner
Afro-Mexicans : discourse of race and identity on the African diaspora by Chege J Githiora( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheng : rise of a Kenyan Swahili vernacular by Chege J Githiora( )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African multilingualism is changing the languages and identities of urban communities, and indeed entire nations. Sheng, a non-standard variety of Kenyan Swahili closely associated with Nairobi's low-income urban youth, reflects the dynamics of rapid, on-going urbanisation processes taking place in Africa. It is a product of the language dynamics of Nairobi city specifically, and more broadly of Kenya, within the context of a distinctively stratified, multilingual society in search of a modern identity. Sheng has gained a position as one of the many varieties of Swahili; it is the product of a specific linguistic ecology in which Swahili language continues to evolve and change. Research shows that it is recognised by both speakers and those in the wider speech community as a distinctive language variety used mainly, but not exclusively, by the younger generation. Sheng is linked to transnational African diaspora influences and global black culture, especially through social media, hip hop and reggae music. It has also entered mainstream domains of language use in the Kenyan media, as well as political and corporate advertising. It can be seen to be changing from a restricted, in-group and covert youth language into a vernacular of wider communication in Nairobi and beyond. Sheng is a language phenomenon that has a bearing on Kenya's national identity and its sociolinguistic future
Swahili : the complete course( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in Swahili and No Linguistic content and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a beginning language learning program designed to teach the listener Swahili in progressive steps
Kinyĩra njĩra! : step firmly on the pathway by Conference on African Linguistics( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swahili( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diccionario swahili-español by Chege J Githiora( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaburi bila msalaba; [hadithi ya vita vya Mau Mau] by P. M Kareithi( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swahili verbs and grammar essentials by Chege J Githiora( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swahili( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Books presents Pimsleur language programs( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in Swahili and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social "races" of Mexico : Negro blanco, Indio and moreno by Chege J Githiora( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sheng : the expanding domains of an urban youth vernacular by Chege J Githiora( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sheng: the expanding domains of an urban youth vernacular( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : African multilingualism is changing the languages and identities of urban communities, and indeed entire nations. Sheng, a non-standard variety of Kenyan Swahili closely associated with Nairobi's urban youth, continues to grow in numbers of users, and to expand its domains of use. Like other 'youth languages' of Africa as elsewhere, it is deployed as a marker of social identity, and is characterised by extensive code-mixing within a Swahili matrix, thus placing it on a continuum of Kenyan ways of speaking, or 'Kenyanese'. The code is also an outcome of language dynamics within a socially stratified, multilingual society in search of a modern identity. In this article, I discuss Sheng's recent entry into mainstream domains of language use in Kenya such as the media, politics, education and corporate advertising. Shifts in population dynamics, as well as changed infrastructure and communications, have also aided its spread into peri-urban Nairobi and rural Kenya. This marks a step across an important threshold in Sheng's capacity to alter Kenya's language ecology in significant ways, as it morphs from a youth language into an urban vernacular
Simple Swahili by Chege J Githiora( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Afro-Mexicans in historical perspective by Chege J Githiora( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

East African culture, language and society( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

African presence in Mexico : culture and discourse by Chege J Githiora( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seven lives and other stories by Chege J Githiora( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The short stores in this collection are crafted from a wide range of experiences. The journey begins in a village in Africa, before the reader is taken on a flight into the Disapora in Latin America and Europe. The author uses different voices to make observations about the past and present, the yearnings of youth, and about the lives of those who exit just below the radar of societies in which they live."--Back cover
 
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Kenya
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Afro-Mexicans : discourse of race and identity on the African diasporaKinyĩra njĩra! : step firmly on the pathway
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Githiora, Chege

Githiora, Chege J.

ギシオラ, チェゲ

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