Book Launch: The Mission of Apolo Kivebulaya
Religious Encounter & Social Change in the Great Lakes c.1865-1935
A vivid portrayal of Kivebulaya’s life that interrogates the role of indigenous agents as harbingers of change under colonization, and the influence of emerging polities in the practice of Christian faiths.
Apolo Kivebulaya was a practitioner of indigenous religion and a Muslim before he became a Christian missionary from Buganda to Toro and Ituri in 1895. He is still admired as a clergyman and civic figure in Eastern Africa.
Emma Wild-Wood is Professor of African Religions and World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, she taught in Cambridge, UK, at the Insitute Supérieur Theologique Anglicane, in DR Congo, and at Bishop Tucker Theological College, Uganda. Her interest in Apolo Kivebulaya was first piqued by working for the Anglican Church in Congo which he founded.