WorldCat Identities

Mweze, Baguma 1933-....

Overview
Works: 3 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 73 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PL8378.K379, 896.392
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Baguma Mweze
Les enfants du faiseur de pluie by Aniceti Kitereza( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deuxième partie de la saga d'une famille de la région des Grands Lacs sur deux générations débutée avec Les enfants du faiseur de pluie, l'ouvrage décrit la vie quotidienne de l'ancienne Afrique. A travers les défis du quotidien, l'auteur exprime les valeurs spirituelles et éthiques de son peuple
Le Mariage chez les Bashi et ses transformations récentes by Baguma Mweze( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE BASHI MARRIAGE IS THE CULMINATION OF THE PROGRESSIVE HUMAN AND SOCIAL EDUCATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE, PREPARING THEM FOR THEIR FUTURE TASK. THE FULL RITES CAN BE PERFORMED ONLY ONCE IN THE LIFETIME OF EACH INDIVIDUAL, FOR THE FIRST MARRIAGE. IT IS A GLOBAL INITIATION TO MARRIED LIFE, HELD IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF HAPPINESS AND REJOICING, WITH MEETINGS, DANCES, EXCHANGES OF GIFTS AND MEALS, AND ELABORATE RITES UNDER THE CONTROL OF EXPERIENCED MEN AND WOMEN. THE RITUAL CONSECRATES THE PLENITUDE OF DEFINITIVE AND INDISSOLUBLE MATRIMONIAL UNION, IN THE FACE OF THE PROBLEMS OF POLYGAMY, DIVORCE AND DEATH. ANIMALS, PLANTS, HUMAN BEINGS, SPIRITS, VARIOUS REALITIES OF THE COSMIC AND CULTURAL WORLDS, ALL HAVE THEIR ROLE IN THIS RITUAL. STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF HARMONY IN THE COMMUNITY, THE TRADITION MAKES SURE OF THE AGREEMENT OF THE COUPLE AS WELL AS OF THE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE FAMILIES FORMING THE ALLIANCE. THE CEREMONY EMPHASIZES THE SUPPORT OF THE ANCESTORS, THE CONTINUITY OF THE VITAL LINK TRANSMITTED TO THE COUPLE THROUGH THE PARENTS WHO, HAVING ACCOMPLISHED THEIR TASK, ACCEDE TO THE STATUS OF ELDERS WHO HAVE MARRIED A CHILD. THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO RECOGNIZE THE SOCIAL CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT BY THIS IMPORTANT EVENT. THE ORIGINALITY OF THESE TRADITIONS HAS OFTEN STRUCK FOREIGNERS, ESPECIALLY THE MISSIONARIES, WHO WERE NOT ALWAYS ABLE TO INTERPRET THE RICHNESS OF SHI RITES AND SYMBOLS, WHOSE INTERNAL LOGIC ESCAPED THEM. THROUGH THE CHRISTIAN WEDDING, RELIGION AND EDUCATION, THEY INTRODUCED THE SYSTEM OF WESTERN THOUGHT AND CULTURE WHICH THEY PREJUDGED TO BE SUPERIOR TO THE SHI SYSTEM. HOWEVER, THIS SYSTEM ORGANIZES THE SHARING OF RESPONSABILITIES AND TASKS IN A SPIRIT OF RESPECT FOR THE DIFFERENCE AND COMPLEMENTARITY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN, THUS INSURING THEIR MUTUAL PHYSICAL, PSYCHICAL AND SOCIAL GROWTH AND SELF-REALIZATION
La succession chez les Bashi (Zaïre) by Mweze Baguma( )

1 edition published in 1982 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
Audience Level
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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.87 (from 0.86 for Les enfant ... to 0.96 for La success ...)

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Alternative Names
Mweze Simon Baguma

Mweze, Simon Baguma 1933-

Languages
French (11)