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The Lango: A Nilotic Tribe of Uganda by  J. H DRIBERG - First Edition - 1923 - from Attic Books and

The Lango: A Nilotic Tribe of Uganda


Condition: Good +

London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1923. First Edition. Cloth. Good +. 468 p. 26 cm. Frontispiece of the author, 22 other b&w plates, fold-out map at rear. Blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering. Wrapped in mylar (removed for photo). Some wrinkling to cloth and softening of spine ends. Bookplate on front pastedown.

This 1923 study of the Lango people of north-central Uganda narrates the origins and history of the group, which had a form of government based on minor clan chiefs before the arrival of British rule. Jack Herbert Driberg (1888–1946) was a British official in the service of the Uganda Protectorate in 1912–21 and lived and worked among the Lango, for whom he developed both sympathy and admiration. He describes the ethnology of the Lango nation, their environment, the geographical features of their territory, a detailed record of village life, materials goods, social organization, religion, magic, and witchcraft. The study also contains Driberg’s analysis of the Lango people’s Luo language and his Lango–English dictionary at rear. The book concludes with a series of Lango fables.

  • Bookseller: Attic Books CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 119436
  • Title: The Lango: A Nilotic Tribe of Uganda
  • Author: DRIBERG, J. H
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1923
  • Keywords: Anthropology, Ethnography, Africa, Uganda, Lango, Ethnology, Linguistics
  • Bookseller catalogs: Anthropology;


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