Chuo cha Herkal
'The epic of the battle of Tabuk'; 'The book of Heraklios'
Bwana Mwengo bin Athman
Original Language: Swahili
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…