A Muganda in Europe

The 1926 Travel Chronicles of a Buganda Chief

Author: Sarah Mukiibi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977930781


Page: 100

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A Muganda in Europe is an English reproduction of a book, Omuganda mu Bulaaya, originally written in the Luganda language in 1927, by a Chief from the Kingdom of Buganda, Uganda, John Nsubuga ( 1894-1933). The book narrates his journey to Europe undertaken between 1926-1927 by ferry, ship, and railroad. Through the unpaved roads of Africa, vast seas and deserts he traveled to Europe on a mission for his Kingdom. The events that led the book into the hands of its translator are as fascinating as the journey itself. Spirits of legends never die!

Innovating University Education

Issues in Contemporary African Higher Education

Author: Ssempebwa, Jude,Neema-Abooki, Peter

Publisher: Fountain Publishers

ISBN: 9970259350

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Makerere University started in 1922 as a humble technical school enrolling 14 day students of Carpentry, Building and Mechanics. Nine decades later, the University has made giant strides–enrolling over 35,000 students in over 145 study programmes hosted by nine colleges spread across various campuses. As one of the first higher education institutions in East and Central Africa, the university has had to contend with a multiplicity of issues, including relevance, curricula reform, community engagement and graduate employability; access, equity, massification and quality assurance; national politics, regulation, institutional autonomy and academic freedom; funding and financial management; student politics and activism; staff unionisation, management and brain drain; physical resources expansion, utilisation and maintenance; liberalisation, privatisation, commercialisation and internationalisation; Information and Communication Technology (ICT); and institutional leadership and integrity. Today, the University stands out proudly as a hallmark of innovation and excellence in teaching, research and community engagement, notwithstanding the challenges it has experienced over the years. As it celebrates 90 years, the higher education scholarly and policy fraternity take the opportunity to honour and continue the University’s tradition of scholarship and innovation — through contributing ideas for dealing with some of the challenges that the University and similar institutions are contending with. Although studies of Makerere University have been included, it must be understood that this book is not necessarily about the University. Additional studies have been drawn from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and other institutions in Uganda.

Speaking with Vampires

Rumor and History in Colonial Africa

Author: Luise White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520217047

Category: History

Page: 352

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White conducted more than 130 interviews in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia to compile this "stimulating and provocative . . . book on vampires (that) reverses strong mythologies" (Valentin Mudimbe, author of "The Idea of Africa") about the subject. 2 maps.

Colonial Buganda and the End of Empire

Political Thought and Historical Imagination in Africa

Author: Jonathon L. Earle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108417051

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book offers an intellectual history of colonial Buganda, using previously unseen archival material to recast the end of empire in East Africa. It will be ideal for researchers, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in the cultural, intellectual, religious and political history of modern East Africa.

National Democratic Reforms in Africa

Changes and Challenges

Author: Said Adejumobi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137518820

Category: History

Page: 297

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From putative 'success stories' such as Ghana and Rwanda to failed efforts in Zimbabwe and other countries, this volume brings together seven incisive case studies from diverse contexts including post-war Sierra Leone, Uganda, and the new nation of South Sudan to distil insights into the troubled progress of reform across the African continent.

East African Scenarios Project

Research Compendium

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa, East

Page: 329

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The East African Scenarios Project aims to generate and sustain dialogue amongst key stakeholders on alternative possible futures that the East African region might have to confront in the coming decades. The project was launched in February 2005 and will run for a four-year period. Within the context of the East African regional integration process, the scenarios will be a tool that citizens, policy makers, technocrats, development partners and others working at the regional level can use to discuss core issues and ideas that will affect regional integration in the coming years. Since 1998, SID (Society for International Development), working with local partners and through its chapters in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, has pioneered the large-scale use of civic scenarios as a means to engage leadership to focus on alternative possible futures. Having completed the three in-country scenarios exercises, the next step is that of seeking to understand how their lessons ans key messages could be useful at a regional level. Scenarios exercises and outputs, mainly in the form of stories, explore alternative possible futures and are used by individuals, executive and leadership groups to improve their decisions. They are based on solid research and seek to combine an understanding of current trends and patterns with informed anticipation of likely events to explore possible future outcomes. The scenarios are set in the East Africa of 2030 and have been produced in an accessible format, easily readable by a wide and diverse audience.

Mixed Race Britain in The Twentieth Century

Author: Chamion Caballero,Peter J. Aspinall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137339284

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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This book explores the overlooked history of racial mixing in Britain during the course of the twentieth century, a period in which there was considerable and influential public debate on the meanings and implications of intimately crossing racial boundaries. Based on research that formed the foundations of the British television series Mixed Britannia, the authors draw on a range of firsthand accounts and archival material to compare ‘official’ accounts of racial mixing and mixedness with those told by mixed race people, couples and families themselves. Mixed Race Britain in The Twentieth Century shows that alongside the more familiarly recognised experiences of social bigotry and racial prejudice there can also be glimpsed constant threads of tolerance, acceptance, inclusion and ‘ordinariness’. It presents a more complex and multifaceted history of mixed race Britain than is typically assumed, one that adds to the growing picture of the longstanding diversity and difference that is, and always has been, an ordinary and everyday feature of British life.

The Black Jews of Africa

History, Religion, Identity

Author: Edith Bruder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019533356X

Category: History

Page: 283

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Over the last several decades, an astonishing phenomenon has developed: a Jewish rebirth of sorts occurring throughout Africa. Different ethnic groups proclaim that they are returning to long forgotten Jewish roots and African clans trace their lineage to the Lost Tribes of Israel. The Black Jews of Africa addresses the elaboration and the development of Jewish identities by Africans, and presents one by one the different groups of Black Jews from western central, eastern and southern Africa and the ways in which they have used and imagined their oral history and traditional customs to construct a distinct Jewish identity.

Encyclopedia of African Religion

Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Ama Mazama

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412936365

Category: Religion

Page: 866

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Collects almost five hundred entries that cover the African response to spirituality, taboos, ethics, sacred space, and objects.

The Dynamics of Culture Change - An Inquiry Into Race Relations in Africa

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447455776

Category: History

Page: 192

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Sirius Matters

Author: Noah Brosch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140208319X

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Since very early times Sirius was a point of attraction in the night sky. It served to synchronize calendars in antiquity and was the subject of many myths and legends, including some modern ones. It was perceived as a red star for more than 400 years, but such reports were relegated to the Mediterranean region. Astronomically, Sirius is a very bright star. This, and its present close distance to us, argues in favor of it being the target of detailed studies of stellar structure and evolution. Its binary nature, with a companion that is one of the more massive white dwarfs, is an additional reason for such studies. This book collects the published information on Sirius in an attempt to derive a coherent picture of how this system came to look as it does.

Learning from Mickey, Donald and Walt

Essays on Disney’s Edutainment Films

Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786484756

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education for Death), public-health films (VD Attack Plan) and coverage of exotic cultures (The Ama Girls, Blue Men of Morocco). Even Disney’s dramatic recreations of historical events (Ten Who Dared, Invincible) have had their share of educational value. Each of the essays in this volume focuses on a different type of Disney “edutainment” film. Together they provide the first comprehensive look at Walt Disney’s ongoing mission to inform and enlighten his worldwide audience.

What is Africa's Problem?

Author: Yoweri Museveni

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816632770

Category: History

Page: 261

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Recent seismic shifts in Congo and Rwanda have exposed the continued volatility of the state of affairs in central Africa. As African states have shaken off their postcolonial despots, new leaders with sweeping ideas about a pan-African alliance have emerged -- and yet the internecine struggles go on. What is Africa's problem? As one of the leaders expressing a broad and forceful vision for Africa's future, Uganda's Yoweri K. Museveni is perhaps better placed than anyone in the world to address the very question his book poses. In 1986, after more than a decade of armed struggle, a rebellion led by Museveni toppled the dictatorship of Idi Amin, and Museveni, at 42, became president of Uganda, a country at that time in near total disarray. Since then, Uganda has made remarkable strides in political, civic, and economic arenas, and Museveni has assumed the role of "the eminence grise of the new leadership in central Africa" (Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker). As such, he has proven a powerful force for change, not just in Uganda but across the turbulent span of African states. This collection of Museveni's writings and speeches lays out the possibilities for social change in Africa. Working with a broad historical understanding and an intimate knowledge of the problems at hand, Museveni describes how movements can be formed to foster democracy, how class consciousness can transcend tribal differences in the development of democratic institutions, and how the politics of identity operate in postcolonial Africa. Museveni's own contributions to the overthrow of Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko and to the political transformation of Uganda suggest the kind of change that may sweep Africa indecades to come. What Is Africa's Problem? gives a firsthand look at what those changes might be, how they might come about, and what they might mean.

Black evangelists

the spread of Christianity in Uganda, 1891-1914

Author: Louise Pirouet

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 255

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The Clash Within

Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future

Author: Martha NUSSBAUM

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674041569

Category: History

Page: 432

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While America is focused on religious militancy and terrorism in the Middle East, democracy has been under siege from religious extremism in another critical part of the world. As Nussbaum reveals in this penetrating look at India today, the forces of the Hindu right pose a disturbing threat to its democratic traditions and secular state. Nussbaum's long-standing professional relationship with India makes her an excellent guide to its recent history.

Kigezi and its people

Author: Paul Ngologoza

Publisher: Fountain Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9789970021345

Category: History

Page: 124

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There has been a cultural renaissance in Uganda since the early 1990s. In Buganda, Toro, Bunyoro and Busoga, traditional leaders have been restored to spearhead the revival of the cultures of their respective peoples. As part of this renaissance, Fountain Publishers has re-published this book in conjunction with the Bakiga Cultural and Educational Trust. The author, one of the distinguished sons of Kigezi who played a leading role during the colonial period, pioneered the documentation of the cultures of the present districts of Kabale, Kisoro and Rukungiri in south-west Uganda. He was born and brought up before the coming of the Europeans, and his manuscript is both a crucial source of information and a rare find. First published in 1967 in the local language, the book traces the origins of the people of Kigezi, their customs and traditions, the part played by the British and their Baganda agents in ruling Kigezi, and the coming of Christian and Moslem missionaries.

Not All the King's Men

Inequality As a Political Instrument in Ankole, Uganda

Author: Martin R. Doornbos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9789027977076

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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