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Kyawola, Nasanieri
19th and 20th centuries
Church of Uganda (Anglican)
Uganda

 

[BUNYORO, Mugana]
Nasanieri Kyawola arrived in Bunyoro in September 1900 and was first sent to Lukondwa near Masindi.[1] After a time he was transferred to be head teacher at Masindi.[2] During the Nyangire rising he had all his crops stolen because he was a Muganda.[3] There was no personal feeling against him, however, and he was was well-liked and sociable. He remained at Masindi until c. 1913, and his friendly relations with the Banyoro are shown by the fact that after his return to Buganda he used to visit the people of Masindi from time to time.[4] Walker described him as an outstandingly good teacher who took a real missionary interest in his work.[5]

Louise Pirouet


Notes (short form; see List of Sources for complete citations):

  1. Farthing in Uganda Notes, October, 1902, p. 66.
  2. Masindi Baptism Register, 1906.
  3. Ladbury Journals, May 19, 1907.
  4. Kyopaali, 1967.
  5. Church of Uganda, Teachers Record Book.

This biography, written by Louise Pirouet, was included in “Appendix A: Biographical Notes,” on page 409 of “The Expansion of the Church of Uganda (N.A.C.) from Buganda into Northern and Western Uganda between 1891 and 1914, with Special Reference to the work of African Teachers and Evangelists” (PhD Thesis: University of East Africa, 1968). Pirouet published this thesis as Black Evangelists (London: Rex Collings, 1978). However, Black Evangelists does not reproduce the detailed biographies, complete with references to sources, found in Appendix A of the thesis. Print copies are available at Africana Section, Makerere University Library (U 02 P57); The Centre for Christianity Worldwide, Cambridge; and a microfilm copy at the School of Oriental Studies, London. [information from Angus Crichton]