The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

7 Introduction This current book, "The Sultans of Kilwa: A Historical Narrative", is a true and authentic account based on an invaluable and rare manuscript, titled "Kitāb asSalwah fī Tārīkh Kilwah", that is "The Book of Consolation on the History of the Kilwa Nation". Owing to the fact that I have in my possession a large collection of manuscripts as well as British and Portuguese records on the history of the East Africa region,