Tradition holds that the foundation stone of the kingdoms of the Great Lakes Area was laid by the Bacwezi, a mysterious people that lived and ruled the area before disappearing “into the lake.” Central to the Bacwezi community and their descendants was the cow as an economic commodity, a cultural symbol of power and a source of pleasure.

Birgitta Farelius the story of the Bacwezi, the cow and the founding of the kingdoms of East Central Africa. Recommended.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>