Oral Literature Scholarship in Kenya: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects
Wasambwa, Peter Anyango O.
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This paper aims at sharing Kenya’s experiences in teaching, fieldwork, documentation, and digitization of oral genres with a view to leveraging best practices. The paper is divided into three sections. Section One examines the role of art in a changing society. Section Two delves into the substance of this paper. It reflects on Kenya’s experiences in teaching, fieldwork, documentation and digitization of oral genres in terms of achievements,challenges and prospects.The concluding section of this paper discusses lessons that other African researchers of orality can learn from Kenya’s experiences.