The Bisoro Stories

Ugandan folklore tales, traditional told at night


H.H. Prince Akiki K Nyabongo


Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1937
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Printing Details

First edition. Hardback bound in the original yellow cloth with printed red titling and design to spine and upper board. 21.5 × 17cm, 111pp

A collection of 'bisoro' tales, or traditional African folktales about animals from northwest Uganda which are only told at night. Examples being The Race Between the Dog and the Tortoise; The Great Drought; The Lion, Mr Hyena and Mr Hare; Mr Short Snake and Mr Long Snake; and Why the Hyena Laughs Like a Human Being. The book is illustrated with black and white drawings.


The yellow cloth is dulled and marked, with tanning and blotchiness to the spine. The book has a slight forward lean. The contents are in much better condition, with clean pages and secure binding.



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