The Baganda people of Uganda enjoy an extraordinarily rich oral tradition, which serves as a window into their culture, history, and experiences as a people. This comprehensive, multigenre work is both a study of the Baganda people's oral literatureframed within the broader contexts of the African oral tradition genre, modern African literature, and global literary studiesand a collection of representative stories.
Cultural explanations throughout the text explore the living culture of this unique East African nation. Particular attention is paid to the history of Uganda, thus placing the oral tradition within its proper context. An appendix offers sample Luganda songs.
About the Author
Immaculate N. Kizza is a professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she teaches courses on British literature, African American literature, and African literature and culture.
Table of Contents
1 The African and Baganda Oral Traditions: An Introduction 7
2 The Baganda of Uganda 21
3 Epigrams 50
4 Prose Narratives 98
5 Conclusion 188
Glossary of Luganda Words and Phrases 193
Appendix: Sample Luganda Songs 199