Dr. Orina Felix Ayioka

Name: Dr. Orina Felix Ayioka

Contact details:

E-mail: orinafe@kibu.ac.ke

Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2011-2014PhD, Literature
University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2006-2008Master of Art (Literature)
Moi University 2000-2004Bachelor of Education-English and Literature

Field of Specialization

  • Literature

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Institute of East Africa
  • Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA)

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties

Professional Research Interest

  • Traditional and Contemporary African Oral Literature
  • Written Literature of continental Africa as well as the Diaspora

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

YearPosition in ProjectResponsibilities/DutiesResearch/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)
2008Lead ResearcherData collection, analysis and presentationAesthetic ideology in Gusii oral narratives.$8500


YearPosition in Consultancy TeamResponsibilities/DutiesConsultancy/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

  • Felix Orina and Simiyu Fred. (2018). The Aesthetics of the Ugly; Perspectives on Degrading Online Sex Jokes in Kenya. In Joke-Performance in Africa. Ignatius Chukwumah (ed). Routledge and Kegan Paul, London.

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Denis Ombui & Felix Orina. (2017). Imagining Boyhood Spatialities in Barbara Kimenye’s Kalasanda and Kalasanda Revisited. In Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Issue 1 Vol. 9
  2. Christine Namayi and Orina Felix. (2016). The Use of Language and Style in Drama: The Metaphors of Power and Change in the Works of Two Kenyan Playwrights. In African Journal of Education and Social Sciences.
  3. Orina Felix and Namayi Christine. (2016). Narrative Performance and Aesthetics: A Case study of Gusii Oral Narrators. In Current Trends in Social and Educational Development: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach.
  4. Makarios Wakoko, Orina Felix. (2018). “Context and Symbolism in African Orature: A Case Study of Abagusii of Western Kenya “. International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE), vol 5, no. 3, 2018, pp. 15-29 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2349-0381.0503002.
  5. Orina Felix and Makarios Wakoko. (2017). Okot p’Bitek’s “Song of Lawino”: A Lasting Influence on East African Verse”. International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE), Volume 4, no. 11, November 2017, PP 135-146 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2349-0381.0411015
  6. Orina Felix and Makarios Wakoko. (2018). Gender Equality or Social Equity; Lessons from Traditional Non-Gendered Egalitarianism”. International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE), vol 5, no. 9, 2018, pp. 85-91. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2349-0381.0509012.