Fables Out of Nyanja by Brian Bwesigye
In these simple, short but beautifully crafted narratives, Bwesigye depicts a vibrant world from a child’s awed and wonder-filled point of view. A snake in the house brings fear, sunflowers and birds tell fortunes that thrill or disappoint, a parrot causes consternation and a dog gets his share of an exciting feast. The author’s love for his homeland and his mother tongue Rukiga shines out in his fictional characters as they encounter the animals, folklore and traditions of every day life in Nyanja, a tiny village in Western Uganda, creating a collection of newly-spun Fables that will delight young and old. Illustrated in black and white.