ISBN 9789970026210
Pages 304
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations and Maps
Published 2008
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

A History of the Kingdom of Nkore in Western Uganda to 1896

by Samwiri Rubaraza Karugire

The traditional kingdom of Nkore, Western Uganda came into existence around the beginning of the sixteenth century and this book is an attempt by Samwiri R. Karugire, to trace this history on the basis of accounts handed down until the coming of the Europeans during the last decade of the nineteenth century. The study is not exclusively historical or political. Religious beliefs and practices, clan organization and other non-political aspects of Nkore society are examined in varying degrees.

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About the Author

Samwiri Rubaraza Karugire

Samwiri Rubaraza Karugire served as Head of the History Department at the University of Zambia, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister in the post-Amin UNLF Government and as Professor and Head of History Department at Makerere University. From the beginning of 1987 he served as Director General of the Customs & Excise Department of the Ministry of Finance. He is the author of Roots of Instability in Uganda; Mbaguta and the Establishment of British Rule in Ankole; and A Political History of Uganda, and several papers and articles. He died in 1992.

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