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Prof. Micere Githae Mugo Launches Book at UON
‘Do not let other people shape you. Protect your own space’ is the message she had for the many people who attended her Public Lecture and book launch at University of Nairobi.
Prof. Micere Githae Mugo launched her book in a well attended event formalized by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, Hon. Martha Karua, Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai, among others.
Prof. Micere is a distinguished writer, scholar and professor of literature at Syracuse University in the USA. Back in the 80s she was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UoN making her the first female dean in Kenya.
Her book, Writing & Speaking from the Heart of My Mind is about the life and times of the author. It highlights some of the key experiences she went through and the lessons she learnt.
Her story is one of a resilient woman who has fought oppression for the greater democratic space. In her presentation, Prof. Micere called on Kenyans to empower themselves and embrace change.