Dr. John A. Anonby is a Professor of English at Trinity Western University. He has previously taught overseas at the Pan Africa Christian College (now Pan Africa Christian University) in Nairobi, Kenya, which fostered his interest in the writings of Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Dr. Anonby received his Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies, specializing in Milton, from the University of Alberta. He has taught at the University of Manitoba and has been a frequent visiting professor at the University of British Columbia.
2007 0-7734-5496-9 This book focuses on one of Africa’s major novelists, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, who depicts and analyses many of the tensions associated with the colonization of East Africa by Europeans. A recipient of a Christianized education in Kenya, Ngugi became highly knowledgeable of both the Old and New Testament Scriptures and of inconsistencies between the political policies of foreign-controlled imperial administrations and their lip-service to Christian beliefs. Ngugi’s grievances with the Western world in its dealings with East Africa focus on three major issues: cultural intrusion, political domination, and economic exploitation. The chronological unfolding of these sequential matters is vividly portrayed in his novels.