H.E. Dr. Peter K. Palangyo High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania in Ottawa, Canada who is also accredited to Cuba and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). In Office 1989 - 1991
Peter K. Palangyo (1939 - 18 January 1993) was a Tanzanian novelist and diplomat. His reputation rests on a single novel, Dying in the Sun (1968), which is considered by many to be one of the most compelling works of modernism in African writing from this period.
Born in Arusha, Palangyo was educated locally, in Uganda and the United States. He majored in biology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and went on to graduate school at the University of Minnesota. Abandoning the sciences for literature, he took a diploma of education from Makerere University College and taught in several secondary schools. In 1968 he returned to the United States to join the writers' workshop at the University of Iowa, and gained an MFA in creative writing. Returning to Tanzania in 1972, he taught at the University of Dar es Salaam before joining the diplomatic service. At one point he was Tanzania's Ambassador to France."In 1980 he gained a PhD from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, with a thesis on Chinua Achebe.
Dying in the Sun, London: Heinemann, 1968. African Writers Series 53.