Year: 1960 Source: Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1960. p.214-229 SIEC No: 19910403

This article discusses homicide & suicide among the Alur of northwest Uganda. The author describes the Alur’s beliefs about death, & outlines their social system. Homicide regional variations, as well as common resons for homicides, are described. He finds suicide to be rare among the Alur, & describes the 7 cases he discovered. He concludes with a comparison of homicide rates with other Ugandan tribes. (VM)