Nyerere and Africa

Nyerere and Africa

Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile

Publisher: New Africa Press

ISBN: 9780980253412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 719

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This is the fourth edition of 'Nyerere and Africa: End of an Era. It is also the largest and includes new material not found in previous editions. The work is a comprehensive study of the political career of President Julius Nyerere spanning half a century. The author takes a critical look at Nyerere's policies and influence in the domestic and international arenas for an objective evaluation of the life and times of one of the most influential leaders in the twentieth century. The major role he played in the liberation of southern Africa is just one of the subjects addressed by the author. He also provides insights into Nyerere's personality from some of the people who knew him best. Included in the book are interviews with some of the people who knew Nyerere since his childhood. Some of them were his teachers. And they outlived him. Others were his schoolmates and colleagues in government and when he was a teacher. And some of them were his students. Also included are interviews with some of his family members. This is an essential study of post-colonial Africa. It is also a study in political leadership and Cold War politics in the African context, among many other subjects addressed in the book which should serve as a reference text for scholars and laymen alike interested in Africa and the Third World in general.

Tanzania Under Mwalimu Nyerere

Tanzania Under Mwalimu Nyerere

Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile

Publisher: New Africa Press

ISBN: 9780980253498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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Nyerere's economic policies, his successes and failures in pursuit of economic development under socialism, are some of the subjects addressed by the author in this book. A Tanzanian himself., he also looks at how life was under Nyerere since the sixties. The work is also a critical examination of the political situation in Tanzania since independence when the country was known as Tanganyika before uniting with Zanzibar. The author also looks at the transition that has taken place in Tanzania from one-party rule to multiparty democracy, and from socialism to capitalism since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. He also takes a critical look at globalization and the negative impact of structural adjustment programmes in Tanzania and Africa as a whole. The work is also a study of Tanzania's history since the advent of colonial rule and of the struggle for independence in one of Africa's largest countries.

Life Under Nyerere

Life Under Nyerere

Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile

Publisher: New Africa Press

ISBN: 9780980258721

Category: History

Page: 163

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The author, who lived and grew up under Nyerere's leadership, remembers how life was in those days in his home country of Tanganyika, later Tanzania. It is more than just a sentimental journey into the past. It is also an assessment of Nyerere's leadership and policies from the perspective of a former journalist. The author worked as a reporter at Tanzania's leading newspaper, "The Daily News," when Nyerere was president. Included in the book is one of the last interviews Nyerere gave not long before he died in which he reflected on his leadership and even on his student days at Makerere University College in Uganda and at Edinburgh University in Scotland. Also included is an interview with former Ugandan President Milton Obote in which he talked about Nyerere and failure of the East African federation.

Nyerere

Nyerere

Author: Tom Molony

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781847010902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A uniquely detailed portrayal of the formative years of Tanzania's first president and the influences that led him to enter politics.

Mwalimu

Mwalimu

Author: Colin Legum

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852553862

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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Examines the impact of Mwalimu, Julius Nyerere, on Tanzanian and Third World politics.

Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere

Author: Paul Bjerk

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821445969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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With vision, hard-nosed judgment, and biting humor, Julius Nyerere confronted the challenges of nation building in modern Africa. Constructing Tanzania out of a controversial Cold War union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Nyerere emerged as one of independent Africa’s most influential leaders. He pursued his own brand of African socialism, called Ujamaa, with unquestioned integrity, and saw it profoundly influence movements to end white minority rule in Southern Africa. Yet his efforts to build a peaceful nation created a police state, economic crisis, and a war with Idi Amin’s Uganda. Eventually—unlike most of his contemporaries—Nyerere retired voluntarily from power, paving the way for peaceful electoral transitions in Tanzania that continue today. Based on multinational archival research, extensive reading, and interviews with Nyerere’s family and colleagues, as well as some who suffered under his rule, Paul Bjerk provides an incisive and accessible biography of this African leader of global importance. Recognizing Nyerere’s commitment to participatory government and social equality while also confronting his authoritarian turns and policy failures, Bjerk offers a portrait of principled leadership under the difficult circumstances of postcolonial Africa.

Julius K. Nyerere

Julius K. Nyerere

Author: Shirley Graham Du Bois

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036104250

Category: Tanzania

Page: 191

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A biography of the African nationalist who led Tanganyika to independence, united that country with Zanzibar, and became the first president of Tanzania.

Nyerere and Nkrumah

Nyerere and Nkrumah

Author: Lawrence E. K. Lupalo

Publisher: Intercontinental Books

ISBN: 9781530411610

Category: Africa

Page: 156

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This work looks at the shared vision Julius Nyerere and Kwame Nkrumah had about the future of Africa. It looks at their quest for continental unity and the different paths they took to achieve the same goal; how they tried to transform their countries into socialist societies, emphasising the imperative need for socialism as the basis for development not only for their countries but for the continent as a whole; and what Africa's place should be in the global community. Other subjects covered include the political awakening of Nkrumah when he was a student in the United States and the influence people of African descent in the diaspora had on him; the ties Shirley Graham Du Bois, the widow of Dr. W.E. B. Du Bois, had with Nkrumah and Nyerere and how the military coup against Nkrumah affected her life including her decision to become a citizen of Tanzania after she was forced to leave Ghana following Nkrumah's ouster; as well as a number of other subjects about Africa which linked Nkrumah and Nyerere when both leaders were in power and even after Nkrumah was overthrown. Written by a Tanzanian who witnessed some of the major events which took place on the continent in the sixties when African countries were emerging from colonial rule and when the liberation struggle in the countries of southern Africa was most intense during the seventies and even in the eighties in the case of Namibia and apartheid South Africa, the book is also a reflection of the spirit of the times when Africans saw themselves as one, united in their desire to see their continent free even if they did not identify themselves as Pan-Africanists and did not know exactly what the term Pan-Africanism meant. What mattered was the spirit: We are all Africans, united as one people and determined to see Africa free.