By Rhiannon Stephens

This heritage of African motherhood over the longue durée demonstrates that it used to be, ideologically and essentially, crucial to social, fiscal, cultural and political lifestyles. The booklet explores how humans within the North Nyanzan societies of Uganda used an ideology of motherhood to form their groups. greater than biology, motherhood created crucial social and political connections that reduce throughout patrilineal and cultural-linguistic divides. the significance of motherhood as an ideology and a social establishment intended that during chiefdoms and kingdoms queen moms have been robust officers who legitimated the ability of kings. This used to be the case in Buganda, the numerous kingdoms of Busoga, and the polities of Bugwere. via taking a long term viewpoint from c.700 to 1900 CE and utilizing an interdisciplinary strategy - drawing on ancient linguistics, comparative ethnography, and oral traditions and literature, in addition to archival assets - this publication exhibits the sturdiness, mutability and complexity of ideologies of motherhood during this region.

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