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Nakambale: The Life of Dr. Martin Rautanen

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Title

Nakambale: The Life of Dr. Martin Rautanen

Description

"Nakambale is a gripping description of SWA History (1869-1926) describing the life of Martin (Martti) Rautanen, a young Finnish man, come to work in the Northern part of the country as one of the first Finnish missionaries. He lived and worked in the country for 56 years. The book describes the meeting and interaction of two very different cultures. Life was hard and insecure in the days when people travelled with ox-wagons, tribal kings were suspicious of white people, tribal feuds were commonplace, and only some Germans had reached Hereroland."

"Professor Matti Peltola paints us a picture of how the local kings took the poor 'teachers' under the administration of their kingdoms. Their lives were in danger many times and they finally learnt how to survive and become part of the country. The book is also an exciting and compelling description of the fate of the early Finnish Missionaries in SWA."

"The book is a historical work and an exciting and interesting story of Martin Rautanen's life and career. It is a well researched biographical study which is based on Rautanen's diaries."

Creator

Matti Peltola

Publisher

Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission

Date

2002

Contributor

Bernard C. Moore

Rights

© FELM, Peltola

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Biography

Files

Citation

Matti Peltola, “Nakambale: The Life of Dr. Martin Rautanen,” Namibia Digital Repository, accessed July 22, 2018, http://namibia.leadr.msu.edu/items/show/221.

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