ISBN 9789987083688
Pages 452
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2020
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Paperback

The History of Kiziba and Its Kings

A Translation of Amakuru Ga Kiziba na Abamkama Bamu

edited by Galasius B. Kamanzi, Peter R. Schmidt

The History of Kiziba and Its Kings: A Translation of Amakuru Ga Kiziba na Abakama Bamu is a major contribution to the indigenous historical literature of East Africa and Tanzania. Research by King Mutahangarwa (ruled 1903–1916) of Kiziba Kingdom in the early 20th century brought together oral tradition experts from both royal and non-royal clans, with their testimonies recorded by literate scribes, including F. X. Lwamgira. Four decades later the research was published in Kihaya as a 490 page volume that has remained obscure, despite its significance.

This authoritative translation makes available for the first time an  accessible account of northwestern Tanzanian and southwestern Ugandan history during the pre-colonial and early colonial periods.

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About the Editors

Galasius B. Kamanzi

Translator Galasius B. Kamanzi is a long-term student of Kiziba history and Haya folklore. He is a former teacher and civil servant with a B.A. in Education, majoring in Economics and Linguistics, from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also obtained a post-graduate diploma in General Management from Mzumbe University. He is a co-author of Folktales from Buhaya

Peter R. Schmidt

Peter R. Schmidt is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Florida and Extraordinary Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is author or editor of fifteen books on African history, oral traditions, heritage, and archaeology--many with a focus on the Haya.

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