Dr. Joseph R. Alila, Author, Novelist, Poet is a native of Kenya, and writes from Schenectady, New York. His writings have embraced spirituality in its broadest sense, in such novels as
THE MILAYI CURSE (The African Christian: Religious Cultural clash; Pride and Prejudice; Religion and Culture
WHISPER TO MY ACHING HEART (Ways and Trials of Luo Widows; marriage to a clan; land wealth and the Luo commonwealth; power and sex);
SINS OF OUR HEARTS (Struggle of self with Christian love for others);
THE WISE ONE OF RAMOGILAND (Kenyan, Luo Politics and Culture).
JR Alila has writen about Luo culture focusing on such themes as Luo Kinship, Inheritance, Wealth, Love, Morality, marriage, disease epidemics, death and spirituality: in the novel SUNSET ON POLYGAMY; THE MILAYI CURSE.
JR Alila’s Poems have appeared in two collections: 1. THIRTEEN CURSES ON MOTHER AFRICA (Continent in Peril) 2. RATENG’ AND BRIDE (Kenyan Electoral/Human Crisis).
1. NOT ON MY SKIN (the individual in a cultural meting pot)
2. THE LUO DREAMERS’ ODYSSEY (From the Sudan to American Power)— Fiction: A Luo spiritual perspective to the Luo journey in a global sense, including the American Presidency.