Translation:The book would not be read
Indeed, as long as you put 'NGA' in front of it. In Kiswahili, conditional tenses are represented by -NGE- (future) and –NGALI- (past), or -KI- (if). N.B. There's also -NGELI-, which is intended to denote unreal situations: Ningelikuwa ndege, ningeliruka. 'If I were a bird, I would have flown.'