Andersson, August (Rev)

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Life and ministry

August Andersson was born in 1868

He served as a pastor in Agordat, Kulluku (1898-1901), Kulluku (1902-06) and Awsa Konoma (1908-15).

After his first wife had passed away, he got married to Octavia Anderson (née Lindström) in 1907.

Rev Andersson worked in the Kunama area. He published

  • Kunama hymn book, 1st ed., 1904 [30 songs]
  • Kunama hymn book, 2nd ed., 1913 [270 songs]

Rev. August Andersson passed away in 1952.

Songs in hymn books

Anana Kitaba (Kunama Songbook), 1904; 2nd. ed. 1913:

  • tr. and publ. by Rev. Andersson


Octavia & Rev August Anderson
(adapted from a photograph at the SEM Archives)

Further reading

1. Selected sources
1.1 Swedish

Andersson, August. På gamla återställda stigar. Del II [On old restored paths. Part II]. Stockholm: EFS, 1948.

1.2 Kunama

Anderson, August. Sillabario e leturario. Asmara: Swedish Mission Press, 1903. [160 p.; Stockholm, Kungliga bibl.]

—. Anana Kitaba [Hymn book]. 1st ed. Asmara: Swedish Mission Press, 1904.

—. Guida sulla stada di Dio: In lingua cunama. Asmara [Swedish Mission Press], 1912. [Stockholm, Kungliga bibl.]

—. Anana Kitaba [Hymn book]. 2nd ed. Asmara: Swedish Mission Press, 1913.

Anderson, Augustus (tr.). Marko Ewangela ossia Evangelo di San Marco: Tradotto in Lingua Cunama. [Marko Ewangela or Gospel of St. Mark; translated into Kunama (by August Andersson)]. Asmara: Swedish Mission Press, 1906

1.2 Literature

Lundström, Karl Johan, edited by Ezra Gebremedhin. Kenisha: The Roots and Development of The Evangelical Church of Eritrea (EC) 1866-1935. Trenton, NJ; etc.: The Red Sea Press, 2011. [see index, p. 505]

Nilsson, Marianne. Chapter in forthcoming book on Ethiopian Gospel Music.