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3.1 German missions present in German East Africa in 1914 46

3.2 Details of tracts listed in Führer 1914 47

3.3 Showing Protestant missions working in East Africa in the late 1930s 51

4.1 Selected Muslim tracts published in the late colonial period and still in circulation 62

6.1 Showing the number of passages of scripture used in each of the tracts 119

Figures

2.1 W.E. Taylor with other CMS missionaries at Fort Jesus, Mombasa, 1994 (From Gladys Beecher Collection, National Museums of Kenya Archives) 37

2.2 Cover of 1902 printing of the tract Raha isiyo Karaha 41

2.3 Final pages of 1934 printing of tract, Raha isiyo Karaha, showing publishing details 42

2.4 The tract Raha isiyo Karaha in Roman script (1940) 43

5.1 Maagano ya Kale (Old Testament in Mombasa Swahili) 1914, 1949 reprint. Showing title page and Zaburi p. 573 (Psalms 46 and 47) 91

5.2 Biblia ndio Maandiko Matakatifu yote ya Agano la Kale nayo ya Agano Jipya katika Msemo ya Kiswahili (The Bible, that is all the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament and the New Testament in the Swahili speech) 1937, 1994 reprint. Showing title page and an illustration of Jesus saving the woman accused of adultery, facing p. 148 92

5.3 Maandiko Matakatifu ya Mungu Yaitwayo Biblia yaani Agano la Kale Na Agano Jipya Katika Lugha ya Kiswahili (The Holy Scriptures of God called the Bible, that is the Old Testament and the New Testament in the Language of Swahili) 1952, revised 1997 edition with concordance. Showing cover and p. 121, from Matendo ya Mitume (Book of Acts) chapter 2 94

5.4 Biblia Habari Njema yenye vitabu vya Deuterokanoni (The Good News Bible, with the Deuterocanonical books (Apocrypha)), 1995. Showing the cover and p. 127, Matendo ya Mitume (Acts 1–2) 96

5.5 Kurani ya Kiarabu kwa lugha ya Kiswahili pamoja na Dibaji na maelezo Machache (Translation of the Arabic Qurʾān into the Swahili language together with a Preface and a few brief explanations) 1923. Showing title page and p. 52 verses from Āl ʿImrān (3) including 45–8 (versification added by hand) 100

5.6 Kurani Tukufu (The Glorious Qurʾān) 1953. Showing cover and p. 103, verses from Āl ʿImrān (3) 47–50 (46–9) 102

5.7 Qurani Takatifu (The Holy Qurʾān) 1969, revised 1997 edition, with introductions to each sūra. Showing cover and p. 74, verses from Āl ʿImrān (3) 39–46 105

5.8 Tarjama ya Al-Muntakhab katika tafsiri ya Qurʾani tukufu (An interpretation of selected passages being an exegesis of the Holy Qurʾān) 1995. Showing cover and p. 115, verses from Āl ʿImrān (3) 47–9 107

7.1 Cover of Uislamu Katika Biblia 123

7.2 Selected text from Uislamu Katika Biblia pp. 2–3 129

7.3 First page of Isa (Yesu Kristo) Ndani ya Kurani na Biblia 132

7.4 Selected text from Isa (Yesu Kristo) Ndani ya Kurani na Biblia pp. 2–3 134

8.1 Cover of Maisha ya Nabii Isa (Alahais Salam) 140

8.2 Selected text from Maisha ya Nabii Isa (Alahais Salam) pp. 36–7 141

8.3 Front and back cover of Hapana! Dini ya Kristo Haijabatalishwa 146

8.4 Selected text from Hapana! Dini ya Kristo Haijabatalishwa pp. 6–7 147

9.1 Cover of Kwa Nini Niliacha Ukristo na Nikawa Muislamu 153

9.2 Selected text from Kwa Nini Niliacha Ukristo na Nikawa Muislamu pp. 22–3 156

9.3 Front and back cover of Kutafuta Uhakika 165

9.4 Selected text from Kutafuta Uhakika pp. 12–13 167

10.1 Cover of Uislamu ni Njia Sahihi ya Maisha 180

10.2 Selected text from Uislamu ni Njia Sahihi ya Maisha pp. 24–5 181

10.3 Screen shot of opening section of Je Roho Mtakatifu ndiye yule Msaidizi? 188

10.4 Screen shot of selected text from Je Roho Mtakatifu ndiye yule Msaidizi? 188

Appendix 2 Sisi ni wasomaji … document 213

Map

1.1 Map of Eastern Africa showing location of places where tracts were collected 20

Figure 2.1 is courtesy of the Gladys Beecher Collection, National Museums of Kenya Archives; all other Figures are the author’s own, the Map is by Louise Buglass

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