The Tales of Sir Apolo: Uganda Folklore and Proverbs
Rowling, Canon F. (translator)
This book is by and about Sir Apolo Kagwa, who rose from humble origins in Uganda to be prime minister and died in 1927. Early chapters describe his youth and life. The tales appear on 25-86 and are followed by several pages of Luganda proverbs. The early tales tend to be etiological. There are one or two simple small illustrations for each story, besides the frontispiece of Kagwa holding a huge ivory tusk. Most of the stories qualify as fables. Particularly good are The Hare and the Elephant (39), The Clever Mongoose (44), and The Cooking-Pot and the Drum (52). Good new material for me includes The Stolen Pledge (65). Many of the stories climax in a proverb, which Kagwa then explains. I do not think that I have ever seen thicker paper used in a book! This book seems the size of a regular book but is less than 100 pages long.
The Religious Tract Society