Professor of English and African & Afro-American Studies
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
M.A. University of Nairobi, Kenya
B.Ed. Kenyatta University
Office: 148 Swan Hall
Office Hours: Tues and Thurs 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Gitahi Gititi is professor of English, Film and Media Studies, African and African American Studies. His scholarly and creative work has appeared in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, Atlantic Literary Review, Paintbrush, Current Writing, Race in The College Classroom: Pedagogy and Politics, The Companion to African Literatures, ATQ: Nineteenth Century American Literature and Culture, Left Curve, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o: Texts and Contents, Metamorphoses 2, Routledge Encyclopedia of African Literature, Mwihoko, Mutiri, Nyumba Ni Imwe.
Gitahi is a poet, short fiction writer, and multilingual translator. HIs works in non-European languages include two Gikuyu-language collections of poems called Mukunga-Mbura Gutari Matu (Rainbow in an Arid Sky) by Africa World Press and Mboomu Iratuthukire Nairobi (Bomb[in'] Nairobi) by Ngoro Njega Publications. Numerous essays, poems, and short stories have also appeared in the Gikuyu-language Journal of Art and Culture, Mutiiri, of which he is a founding editor. His feature articles also appear in the Gikuyu-language newspaper, Mwihoko, published in Murang'a, Kenya.