DRIBERG, J. H.
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 (18881946) was a British official in the service of the Uganda Protectorate in 191221 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 Dribergs analysis of the Lango peoples Luo language and his LangoEnglish dictionary at rear. The book concludes with a series of Lango fables.