Poetry and Thinking of the Chagga: Contributions to East African Ethnology

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Bruno Gutmann (1876-1966) was a German Lutheran missionary. In 1902 he went to Chaggaland on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Deutsch-Ostafrika (now Tanzania) and stayed with brief interruptions for 36 years. Owing to his 'intensive involvement with a single tribe in East Africa,' stated Ernst Jaschke, his successor, 'he was able to understand and love them as no other European did.'Gutmann published 23 books and 476 articles about the Chagga, including a Swahili hymnal and a Kichagga New Testament. He wrote: 'The so-called ...

Poetry and Thinking of the Chagga: Contributions to East African Ethnology 2017, Signal Books Ltd, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781909930445

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