Dr. J.K.S. Makokha

Board Member| Ruwaza Afrika

Dr. Justus Kizito Siboe Makokha teaches courses in African and South Asian literatures at the Institut fur Englische Philologie at the Freie Universitat Berlin, in Germany where he currently lives. A Kenyan by birth, Justus studied at Kenyatta University for both his undergraduate B.Ed. (Arts) and graduate MA in Literature. He then proceeded for Doctoral studies at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, where he was awarded a PhD in English in 2011. A Literary scholar of robust grounding, Makokha has especial interest in Literary Stylistics and Poetics across cultures. He has lectured in many places, his alma mater being prime among them, and has engaged in many literary writing projects. He is the author of Reading M.G. Vassanji: A Contextual Approach to Asian African Fiction (2009) and a co-editor, African literary criticism, Negotiating Afropolitanism: Essays on Borders and Spaces in Contemporary African Literature and Folklore (2010) with Jennifer Wawrzinek, among several other works.