The Language of Flowers: Knowledge, Power and Ecology in Precolonial Bunyoro

@article{Doyle2003TheLO,
  title={The Language of Flowers: Knowledge, Power and Ecology in Precolonial Bunyoro},
  author={Shane Doyle},
  journal={History in Africa},
  year={2003},
  volume={30},
  pages={107 - 116}
}
  • S. Doyle
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • History in Africa
The absence of writing from indigenous sub-Saharan cultures has often been identified as one of the key elements that distinguished African societies from those of Europe and Asia. Literacy permits an extension of the range of human intercourse, increased bureaucratic and commercial complexity, and an enlargement and stabilization of political scale. Some scholars suggest that it also encourages a more abstract and detached way of thinking about present-day problems. Writing is, moreover… 
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