Friday 19 January 2024


In ‘Desecration of My Kingdom’ (1967), Kabaka Muteesa tells a story from his short time as a student (and King) at Makerere. One time, as a white teacher was in class, someone came running and handed her a chit. After reading it, she went about walking around the class, helping students with their work. When she reached Muteesa’s desk, she simply wrote in his book: ‘'your lion has killed a man. You are needed at the palace’'. 

He ran out very fast. Getting to the palace (Mengo), the lion welcomed him (they were two). But, as is often done with lions that have tasted human blood, he had to painfully shoot it, the other too. And he went back to Makerere sobbing.

#blackhistory #africa #african

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