The Oral Tradition of the Baganda of Uganda: A Study and Anthology of Legends, Myths, Epigrams and Folktales

The Oral Tradition of the Baganda of Uganda: A Study and Anthology of Legends, Myths, Epigrams and Folktales

by Immaculate N. Kizza

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Overview

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 literature—framed within the broader contexts of the African oral tradition genre, modern African literature, and global literary studies—and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786440153
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Humanities/Mythology
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

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

Bibliography 203

Index 206

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