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 Utendi wa Tambuka
(1,584 words)

Chuo cha Herkal

'The epic of the battle of Tabuk'; 'The book of Heraklios'

Bwana Mwengo bin Athman

Date: 1728

Original Language: Swahili

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Utendi wa Tambuka is a Swahili narrative poem composed in 1728 by Bwana Mwengo bin Athman, who was commissioned by the sultan of Pate, the ruler of a powerful city state and Indian Ocean hub in northern Kenya on the East African coast. The poem has been transmitted in Arabic script in several manuscripts…

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Vierke, Clarissa, “ Utendi wa Tambuka”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_28460>



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