This book, which takes the history of the Banyankore from earliest legendary times to the year 1914, is the fi rst history of this region to be published in English. The material, much
of which was originally published in various volumes of Uganda Journal, has been brought together in one volume for the fi rst time.
Dr H. F. Morris served for three years as a District Offi cer in Ankole, and studied the history and the language of the Banyankore. Morris is one of very few British officers who became thoroughly fluent in Runyankore. His profound knowledge of the language made his work in this field easier and enabled him to speak freely and to understand all verbal accounts of past events and history of the period up to 1890, which were given to him by elderly Banyankore who were proud to remember them and to pass them on.