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Title: Kintu
Author: Makumbi-Morris, Jennifer Nansubuga
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2012
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Traditionally, twins are revered among the Ganda and their world heaves with superstition. They are believed to be sensitive children who can be vengeful when wronged. For example, depigmentation, Vitiligo is a result of the wrath of twins. At the birth of twins a family is renamed. The father becomes Ssalongo or Ssabalongo ifhe has more than one set. The mother becomes Nnalongo or Nnabalongo if she has more than one set. The sibling after whom twins come becomes Kiggongo. Babirye is the older girl twin and Nnakato the younger girl twin. Wasswa is the older boy twin while Kato is the younger boy twin. Kizza is the first sibling , after twins. Note also that Kamu is the Ganda version of Ham, Misirayimu is Mizraim, Kanani is Canan Puti is Phut and Kusi is Cush. These are biblical names. The Ganda are pmi of the Bantu family found in the regions commonly known Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa. The Bantu share mutual language intelligibility. In Luganda, Bantu means humans while obuntu means humanity or humanness. Kintu is a derivative name of humanity thus, according to the Ganda, he was the first human on earth. The Ganda are found along the northern shores of L. Victoria culturally known as the Nalubaale. Historical note While this novel uses characters and incidents from Buganda Kingdom's history, it is not a true representation of the kingdom at the time. This is a work of fiction.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.658213  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Creative writing
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