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John Njenga

John Njenga Karugia researches on political and economic interactions between Asia and Africa. He has researched intensively on Chinese migration to Africa and African migration to China. His current research focuses on the Indian Ocean.

Project / Institute / Department: 

Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies / Institute for England and American Studies / The Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform

Additional Address Information: 

Goethe Frankfurt University

Street / P.O. Box: 

Juridicum, Postfach 21 Senckenberganlage 31

Postcode (ZIP Code): 



Frankfurt am Main




+49 (0)69 798-25405

AFRASO Publications: 


Talks / Lectures: 

John Njenga Karugia ; 2017 ; Afrasian Cosmopolitanism: Identity, Memory, Literature ; Forschungskolloquium: „Transculturalty in the Anglophone World“ ; Institut für England und Amerikastudien, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Karugia, John Njenga ; 2016 ; Afrasia: Justice and Ethics Within a Multidirectional Mnemoeconomics Framework ; S4-B: The Indian Ocean as Memory Space, S4-A: Indian Ocean Imaginaries in East African Literature and Oral Culture ; Inhabiting the Corridor: the Implications of Surging Resource Economies on Urban Life in East Africa ; Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
John Njenga Karugia ; 2017 ; Afrasia and its Beyond: Responsible Geographies of Planetary Memory ; International Workshop: Africa in the Making of Modernity: Reconsidering the Black Atlantic ; Universität München
Karugia, John Njenga ; 2014 ; „China in Afrika – Chancen, Herausforderungen, Perspektiven ; S4-A: Indian Ocean Imaginaries in East African Literature and Oral Culture, S4-B: The Indian Ocean as Memory Space ; GRASSI-Gespräche ; Leipzig, Germany



Karugia, Njenga John 2011: The Chinese in Tanzania: Migrants and Investors, in Duke East Asia Nexus Journal, Duke University, Durham.

Karugia, Njenga John 2010: Chinese Migration to Tanzania; Chinese Deaths and Chinese Experts Cemetery in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, in Afrika Tanulmanyok 2010. IV. Evfolyam, 1. szam.

Karugia, Njenga John 2009: China und Tansania – Chinesische Arbeiter, Chinesische Medizin und Chinesische Eisenbahn, Habari 4., Tanzania-Network e.V

Karugia, Njenga John 2009: Tansanias Erfahrungen mit chinesichen  Arbeitgebern, Habari 4., Tanzania-Network e.V.

Karugia, Njenga John 2008: Africa Conflict Prevention: Early Warning and Early Response, A Critical Analysis of ECOWAS, IGAD, and SADC Systems, VDM Publishers, Saarbrucken.

Karugia, Njenga John 2008: Barack Obama, Jewish Gold, African Gods and Other Prose, Global Political Anthologies, BOD Publishers, Norderstedt.

Anyanwu, Rose-Juliet, Karugia John Njenga et. al 2007: Wittenberg Declaration for Entrepreneurial Spirit and Comparative Advantages in Africa, Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics, Wittenberg.