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Book categories: Uganda, Buganda, Bunyoro-Kitara, Toro and Ankole

Uganda History & Travel

Historical Dictionary of Uganda by M. Louise Pirouet. Uganda's places, historical events, important people, ethnic groups, languages, and politics up to early 1994.

Uganda: The Bradt Travel Guide by Philip Briggs. Information on every aspect of Uganda tourism, from national parks and gorilla reserves to Lake Victoria and the Ssese Islands.

Spectrum Guide to Uganda by Camerapix. With more than 200 full-color photos, this is an in-depth guide to Uganda's abundant wildlife, flowers and plants, waterfalls and rivers. Includes a chapter on Uganda's history.


Kingship and State: The Buganda Dynasty by Christopher Wrigley. The kingdom of Buganda is located in present day Uganda. This book examines the history of Buganda and its royalty.

Landed Obligation: The Practice of Power in Buganda by Holly Elisabeth Hanson. A study of practices of power and mutual obligation between people with authority and those they ruled in the East African kingdom of Buganda.

Two Kings of Uganda: Or, Life by the Shores of Victoria Nyanza by Robert Pickering Ashe. First published in 1889, this is an account of the events leading up to Uganda's becoming a British protectorate.

Political Power in Pre-Colonial Buganda: Economy, Society & Warfare in the Nineteenth Century by Richard J. Reid. Blessed with fertile and well-watered soil, East Africa's kingdom of Buganda became a major regional power. This book does not focus on the ruling elite, but explores the material basis of Ganda political power, in particular land, labor, commerce, and military.


Bunyoro: An African Kingdom by John Beattie. Case studies in cultural anthropology. Examines the conflicts that arise when a feudal administration struggles against European influences.

Toro and Ankole

Elizabeth of Toro: The Odyssey of an African Princess by Elizabeth Nyabongo. The 1983 autobiography of a Ugandan princess who became a Cambridge-educated lawyer, model, and ambassador to the U.S.

Conflict and Collaboration by Edward I. Steinhart is about the kingdoms of Western Uganda (Ankole and Toro) from 1890 to 1907.

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The Last Royals. Can kings and queens survive the challenges of the 21st century? This television documentary from National Geographic includes an interview with King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda.

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