Tales of defiance in the face of a colonial power

Station Master, Eburru and Other Stories. 

Photo credit: Faith Oneya

What you need to know:

  • Race and class are recurrent themes in the book.
  • The author handles them tenderly, using his characters to lay bare the humanity that existed and persisted beneath the ugly layers of racism and classism in colonial Kenya.
  • “Is it wrong to give food to those who have nothing to eat? To help persons who are injured?” laments Gosar, the main character in “Active in the Furtherance”.

Title: Station Master, Eburru and Other Stories 
Author: Pheroze Nowrojee
Year of Publication: 2021
Pages: 157
Reviewed by: Faith Oneya

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