Uganda's White Man of Work: A Story of Alexander M. Mackay

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(4.7 stars; 22 reviews)

When Henry Stanley (the famous journalist who went to find David Livingstone) was in Africa , he met a king named Mutesa. This king had started believing his tribe's Ugandan traditions about spirits and devils. Then some Arabs came through and Mutesa converted to Islam. When Mr. Stanley came and told Mutesa about God, Mutesa became a Christian and asked Mr. Stanley to get the English to send back missionaries so he and his tribe could learn more about God. Alexander Mackay was one of those courageous men who answered the call. (Summary by Esther ben Simonides) (4 hr 34 min)


Introduction and Preface 7:47 Read by KHand
A Newspaper Man's Interview with a Black King 22:39 Read by Lynne T
What Happened After the News was Read 24:35 Read by KHand
Jungle Roads, Ox-carts, and Fly Bites 18:59 Read by KHand
Two Receptions at the Royal Palace 19:08 Read by Lynne T
White Men and Black Men Become Acquainted 23:29 Read by Bethesda Lily
The King and the Wizard 21:13 Read by Teresa Bauman
The Two-Faced Mutesa and the Mohammedans 18:41 Read by MaryAnn
The New Teaching Makes New Men 15:15 Read by MaryAnn
Mackay's Queer New Name 23:24 Read by MaryAnn
Three Boy Heroes and One Boy Tyrant 22:32 Read by Kalynda
Sturdy Black Christians with Nerve 28:38 Read by MaryAnn
The White Man of Work Lays Down His Tools 19:33 Read by MaryAnn
Postlude: Did it Pay? 9:04 Read by MaryAnn


Great narration, great book

(5 stars)

I am always looking for new biographies from Christian history, and this one is a winner. I especially liked the chapters that tied in other eminent workers, and show how MacKay was one of many working in Uganda over a period of years that led to great changes in that nation. The book has some ups and downs but overall very interesting, and quick to get through. Enjoy!

(5 stars)

A surprising and unexpectedly emotional book. While the language is not racially sensitive or ideal, it's not as bad as I was expecting giving the time the events detailed took place. The narrators were all great and I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in African Christian history, missionary work and Uganda in general.

(3 stars)

very interesting even though there are parts that don't seem to be written very well

Great Read

(5 stars)

The book is well read, and enjoyable to listen to.

very interesting

(4.5 stars)

very interesting story. well read.