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Hare and Hyena

Hare and Hyena

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This tale was recorded in Wakiso District, located in the central region of Uganda and home to the Baganda people who speak Luganda. In Buganda culture, there is a deep reverence for in-laws, and it is considered taboo to mock or make fun of them. White ants, a delectable insect, hold significant cultural value and were once even used as a form of currency in the region, with people paying their taxes by offering a basket of dried white ants to the chief.

The story follows Hare and Elephant, who share a fondness for eating white ants. One day, Elephant selfishly hoards the ants he has caught, refusing to share with his friend Hare. Feeling dejected, Hare accompanies Elephant to meet his in-laws.

Book Details

Type of Book: Folklore

Book's Lanuage:

  • Acholi

Author/Curator: Diana Nawatene

Illustrator: Awodi Daniel

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