This book is a chronological account of the repeated bids for freedom made by slaves and ex-slaves on the Kenya coast and of the obstacles placed in their way by the British, the Busaidi Arabs, and the peoples of the coast. .
1. Slavery and Escape 2. Watoro 3. The Freed Slaves of Frere Town 4. Missionaries and Fugitive Slaves 5. Rabai and William Jones 6. The Imperial British East Africa Company 7. The East Africa Protectorate 8. After Slavery 9. Conclusion