kigezi-mountain-mosaic]Kigezi Mountain Mosaic is an exploration of Kigezi colonial district which covers the modern districts of Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri in south-west Uganda, bordering the DR Congo and Rwanda. The book (256,000 words & 140 photos) is primarily a review of secondary sources researched in 2011-12.

A description of Mgahinga (Virunga Volcanoes) and Bwindi (Kayonza Forest) national parks is given; best known for the rare Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkey. Many other species are described, from the tiny rare Delaney’s Mouse to the elephant, via primates, deer, Albertine Rift birds and other endemics. It includes the recently locally extinct leopard (once a notorious man-eater), situtanga and hippo.

There are extensive descriptions of the origins, history (with clan notes), settlement, economy, culture, language and religion (including Nyabingi) of the Batwa (forest hunters, foragers and traders, and, nowadays, conservation refugees), Bakiga and Bafumbira (traditional mixed farmers).

Colonial conquest is detailed with an exploration of the fundamental economic, cultural, political and religious changes wrought by European rule and post-independence globalisation. There is an analysis of modern day life and the challenges of migration, dense rural population, gender, agriculture, employment, environment, tourism and people, national park and wildlife interactions.

There are biographies of influential people (African and European), descriptions from contemporary literature from 1910, and a large bibliography that covers published and unpublished literature on all research topics with a guide to archives and libraries.

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Table of Contents of Kigezi Mountain Mosaic

  • Preface
  • Introduction
Nature
  • Chapter 1.1 Origins
  • Chapter 1.2 Life’s Evolutionary Express
  • Chapter 1.3 Parks and Forests
  • Chapter 1.4 Mountain Gorillas
  • Chapter 1.5 Other Primates
  • Chapter 1.6 Carnivores
  • Chapter 1.7 Even-Toed Ungulates
  • Chapter 1.8 Other Mammal Orders
  • Chapter 1.9 On the Wing
  • Chapter 1.10 Game Department
History, Geography and Culture
  • Chapter 2.1 Historical Origins
  • Chapter 2.2 Settlement, Households, Exchange and Trade
  • Chapter 2.3 Agriculture
  • Chapter 2.4 Kingdoms and Clans
  • Chapter 2.5 Kigezi and Rwanda
  • Chapter 2.6 Kayonza, Kinkiizi and Rujumbura
  • Chapter 2.7 Society on the Cusp of European Invasion
  • Chapter 2.8 Colonial Conquest
  • Chapter 2.9 Colonial Control and Local Politics
  • Chapter 2.10 Aspects of Life in Colonial Times
  • Chapter 2.11 Health and Medicine
  • Chapter 2.12 Migration and Resettlement
  • Chapter 2.13 Independence
  • Chapter 2.14 Modern Land Issues
People
  • Chapter 3.1 Batwa History
  • Chapter 3.2 Batwa Culture
  • Chapter 3.3 Bakiga
  • Chapter 3.4 Bafumbira
  • Chapter 3.5 Clan Histories
  • Chapter 3.6 Birth to Death
Religion
  • Chapter 4.1 Traditional Religion
  • Chapter 4.2 Nyabingi Histories
  • Chapter 4.3 Nyabingi Practices
  • Chapter 4.4 Christian Histories
  • Chapter 4.5 Christianity Practices
  • Chapter 4.6 Kanungu Tragedy
Biographies
  • 5.1.1 Barham Lawrence
  • 5.1.2 Basebye
  • 5.1.3 Hornby Constance
  • 5.1.4 Kaigirirwa
  • 5.1.5 Kalimuzo Frank
  • 5.1.6 Karagyesa, Edward Sulimani
  • 5.1.7 Katuregye
  • 5.1.8 Kitegana Yohana
  • 5.1.9 Kivengere Festo
  • 5.1.10 Muhumuza
  • 5.1.11 Nicolet Joseph
  • 5.1.12 Ndungutsi
  • 5.1.13 Ntokiibiri
  • 5.1.14 Ngologoza Paul
  • 5.1.15 Nyakairima
  • 5.1.16 Nyindo
  • 5.1.17 Philipps James Erasmus Tracy
  • 5.1.18 Pursglove John W
  • 5.1.19 Shalita Ernest M
  • 5.1.20 Sharp Leonard
  • 5.1.21 Stanley Smith Algernon
Miscellaneous
  • Chapter 5.2 Lake Bunyoni
  • Chapter 5.3 Lake Bunyoni Leprosy Settlement
  • Chapter 5.4 21st Century Kabale and Kisoro
  • Chapter 5.5 Select Glossary
  • Chapter 5.6 Rainfall and Temperature
  • Chapter 5.7 1931 Census Returns
Descriptions
  • Chapter 6.1 Introduction
  • Chapter 6.2 People
  • Chapter 6.3 Places
  • Chapter 6.4 Long Descriptions
  • 6.4.1 Riddick
  • 6.4.2 Roscoe
  • 6.4.3 Worthington
  • 6.4.4 Gower
  • 6.4.5 Huxley
  • 6.4.6 Heminway
  • Chapter 7 Bibliography
  • Chapter 8 Lighter Side of Uganda