Aaron Mushengyezi
Aaron Mushengyezi
Aaron
Mushengyezi
Senior Lecturer
Makerere University
Uganda
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Aaron Mushengyezi holds a PhD from the University of Connecticut in the USA and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University where he heads the Department of Journalism and Communication. He is the author of Twentieth Century Literary Theory (2003) and he has co-edited Africa in World Affairs: Challenges to Humanities (2004). He has written several scholarly articles and essays on African oral media (indigenous communication), African cinema, orality and literacy, and on children’s literature, which have been published in journals and books such as Journal of African Cultural Studies, Journal of African Cinema, Africa Today, and Africa: Communication Challenges in the 21st Century. Aaron is also a specialist in African writing for children, and he has coordinated bilingual textbook projects for Ugandan primary schools supported by British Council Uganda, Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). His latest book, Oral Literature for Children: Rethinking Orality, Literacy, Performance, and Documentation Practices (2013), was recently published by Rodopi (Amsterdam & New York). He is currently co-editing a bilingual Runyankore/Rukiga-English Dictionary with Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Manuel Muranga, Gilbert Gumoshabe and Alice Muhozi. Aaron has won several awards and fellowships, including the prestigious International Fellowships Program (IFP) of the Ford Foundation and the African Humanities Program (AHP) of the American Council of Learned Societies.