Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Bwana Mwengo bin Athman

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Author(s): Vierke, Clarissa
Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Pate, northern Kenya Date of Death: Unknown; active in 1728 Place of Death: Probably Pate, northern Kenya BiographyAlmost nothing is known about this author’s life. In one of the last stanzas of Utendi wa Tambuka, he identifies himself as ‘Bwana Mwengo bin Athmani who wrote this poem on commission by Ahmed Fumo Luti, the Sultan of Pate, in 1728’. As stated in the first stanzas of the poem, the sultan had read an Arabic text on the Prophet Muḥammad’s battle against the Emperor Heraclius and asked B…