Theology and Literature
The theme of Theology and Literature looms large in many literary works. The key issues which are of concern to African creative writers is the preoccupation with the questions of relevant Christianity and the struggle for the total liberation of the African people. The faith of the future generations of the African people depends, to a large extent, on the dialogue with African literary writers. One of the best known literary icons in Africa, Ngugi wa Thiong o, criticises church leaders and African theologians for lack of involvement in the liberating activity. He challenges the church to join forces of protest in matters of peace and social justice. Few works have examined the theme of religion in African literary works. This book critically examines the centrality of religion in Ngugi wa Thiong o s literary works. It examines the credibility of the church and its involvement in the total liberation of the African people spiritually, socially, politically, economically and culturally.