Contents: Introduction dated Makerere University College, Kampala, March 1965 / F.B. Welbourn -- Christian image -- Ecclesiastical jigsaw -- The tribal background -- Christianity in Northern Africa -- The Arabs and the expansion of Islam -- Christian missions come to East Africa -- Missionary methods I -- Missionary methods II -- Tribal customs and western manners -- The position of women -- Economic and social factors -- Response to insecurity -- Nationalism -- The face of a city -- The church in the city -- African image -- Appendix: Study of Religion in East Africa -- Books for Further Reading -- Glossary -- Index.
Contents include many references to Anglican missions, missionaries and churches in East Africa i.e. Kenya, Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Uganda.
Author is a Church of England priest who "worked for many years in Uganda at Makerere College, now a part of the University of East Africa. He is now Warden of Dunford College [England]". -- back cover.
OTCH copy had stamp on front flyleaf: The Rev. and Mrs. J.S. [John] Barton, Box 4, Mukono, Uganda.
A description of the author's "research travels totalling 12,000 zig-zagging miles across the widest part of Africa". p. 2. [Account of the author's travels in Liberia, Ghana, Dahomey, Nigeria, Upper Volta, Niger, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Somali Republic.]
Contents: Dedication -- Incredible Safari -- "The Man Who Beats the Drum" -- Christopher Columbus and Kwame Nkrumah -- Traffic Jam in a Pirate Port -- On Trek with Stanley -- The Thunder God Strikes Again -- School for Headhunters' Children -- Beehive on a Plateau -- Heroes without Haloes -- "The the Elephant Charged" -- Wind of the White Horsemen -- A Sultan and a Saint -- Crosses in the Sahara -- Initiation Ordeal -- "Let My People Go" -- The Queen of Sheba's Land -- Boots in the Offering Plate -- The Witchdoctor's Prophecy -- The Trail Blazers -- Snake Dancers and Backsliders -- Of Missionaries and Demons -- The Place No Doctor Would Live -- Cinnamon and Daggers -- The Crime Worse than Murder -- Epilog: from the Edge of Africa -- A Short Bibliography -- Index.
Colophon: Printed and bound in England by Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd, Aylesbury, Bucks.