Item #13170 Twilight Tales of the Black Baganda. Mrs. A. B Fisher, nee Ruth Hurditch.

Twilight Tales of the Black Baganda

London: Marshall Brothers.

Hardcover. Good. ND, c. 1911. ix, 198 pp, copiously illustrated with b/w plates. Green cloth boards have moderate wear; front board has a black ink spot. Gift inscription on front endpaper. The Church Missionary Society sent the author to Uganda in 1900, when she was 24, and she married a fellow missionary 2 years later. "The gently pygmies were her favorite converts, and the 'Black Baganda' tribesmen of Bunyoro...her favorite storytellers. [Her] purpose in writing was as much to tell these stories of indigenous Ugandan culture as to proselytize" and "her books are remarkably free of missionary propaganda" according to Robinson (Wayward Women, P. 161).

Item #13170

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