History and Culture of the Kingdom of Ankole

Author:
G. N. P  Kirindi
Published:
2008
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This book focuses on Nkore's cultural practices and explains the daily life at the omugabe's court and rustic areas. The writer concentrates on the reigns of two Abagabe; Suleiman Kahaya (1899-1944) a...
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This book focuses on Nkore's cultural practices and explains the daily life at the omugabe's court and rustic areas. The writer concentrates on the reigns of two Abagabe; Suleiman Kahaya (1899-1944) and Sir Charles Gasyonga (1945-1967). This book is meant to introduce the reading public to the history and cultural complexity of the kingdom of Nkore which later expanded and was renamed Ankole at the beginning of the twentieth century.


About Author


George Nathan Patrick Kirindi was born on 12 August 1918 to Yonasani Mpiira. He grew up in Ibanda where his father was the sub-county chief. He studied at Mbarara High School and King’s College Budo after which he worked as Secretary to Ankole’s King’s Council. Later he doubled as a secretary and translator in the District Commissioner’s office. He was given the post of county judge which he held in different counties of Ankole. In 1961 he did a judicial course and attained a diploma. He then went on to work in the central court at Kamukuzi in Mbarara. He is the author of Ebyevugo n’ Ebyeshongoro bya Nkore.