Mwalimu: The Influence of Nyerere

Author, Editor: Colin Legum
Editor: G. R. V. Mmari
Paperback: 205 pages
Publisher: Africa World Press (February 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865434794
ISBN-13: 978-0865434790
Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.7 inches

Book Description
In this text, international figures such as Father Huddleston and Sir Shridath Ramphal join with Tanzanian scholars to assess, not without criticism, the influential contributions of Julius Nyerere both within his own country and across the Third World. Part 1 provides an overview of the man and his thought. Part 2 focuses on those areas of policy in which Nyerere took a particular interest.

Part 3 concentrates on the major social, economic and political issues that have been central to the unique Tanzanian experience - unique because of the man who shaped the first quarter of a century of independence. North America: Africa World Press; Tanzania: Mkuki na Nyota --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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We must run while they walk;: A portrait of Africa’s Julius Nyerere

Author: William Edgett Smith
Loose Leaf: 296 pages
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (1972)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0394467523
ISBN-13: 978-0394467528

Book Description:
This book is, as its title would indicate, more of a personal memoir than apolitical analysis.It is also clearly written for the general American reading public, whose knowledge of Africa comes largely from Robert Ruark and M.G.M. The reader must strive to keep these points in mind when assessing its usefulness. William Edgett Smith is a hopeless and incurable Tanzaphiliac.

Five years ago this disease rampaged unchecked through thr pages of journals and the proceeding of conferences. An earl diagnosis by Ali Mazrui in Transition (1967) appears to have been accurate, for as the great expatriate enthusiast have gradually departed, the virus of Tanzaphilia seems to be disappearing.

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Nyerere Against Islam in Zanzibar and Tanganyika

"Without any question, the manner and the implications of the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar is the most misunderstood aspect of Tanzania's political development. It may not matter very much when foreigners get confused, but unfortunately there are many times when Tanzanians themselves appear to misunderstand it."

Former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere. -  Dar es Salaam Government Printer, July 1970. p. 3.
When the former Tanzanian President Julius Kambarage Nyerere made the above address to his National Assembly that "the union between Zanzibar and Tanganyika is the most misunderstood aspects of Tanzanian's political development" proved that he is the only Tanzanian who knows "the manner and the implications of the union" after British colonialism in East Africa.

During the British colonialism, Zanzibar was the only intellectual center for Islamization of East African countries under the Zanzibar Sultanate. The Gofu and the Barza Mosques allowed students from the East African countries for the Islamic education. The Zanzibar Muslim Academy also offered the greatest hope for the vibrancy of Islam in East Africa. Nyerere, a devout Catholic saw that the Islamic Zanzibar state, a threat to Christianity. He masterminded a clandestine movement for the so called Zanzibar Revolution under the leadership of John Okello, a radical Christian from Uganda. It was not only a prelude to the…

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Nyerere’s legacy of poverty and repression in Zanzibar

By Ann Talbot - 15 November 2000

Opposition parties boycotted the rerun election in the East African archipelago of Zanzibar, after the previous attempt to hold elections on October 31 ended in chaos.

The government was forced to re-run the election in 16 of the islands' 50 constituencies after election observers reported that some polling stations did not open, that there were no election materials at others, ballot boxes were tampered with and some people voted more than once.

Foreign television crews filmed police beating supporters of the opposition Civic Union Front who protested. Reporters, including Ali Saleh from the BBC, were arrested. Another BBC reporter, Sulaiman Salim, went into hiding when he learned that the police were searching for him.

The Commonwealth Observers Group said that the election was a shambles and showed “colossal contempt for the Zanzibari people and their aspirations for democracy. "US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said, "We are deeply concerned about the failure of the electoral process in Zanzibar." A European Union spokesman said that the government must find "a solution which is acceptable to all parties in Zanzibar."

Under such pressure the government was obliged to organise a re-run, but it rejected a demand from the Civic United Front, the main opposition party, that all 50 constituencies should be re-balloted.

In the week preceding the re-run on November…

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The Critical Phase in Tanzania: Nyerere and the Emergence of a Socialist Strategy

Author: Cranford Pratt
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 7, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521110726
ISBN-13: 978-0521110723
Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches

Book Description
This study of the forces and considerations that led to the emergence of a democratic and socialist strategy of development in Tanzania is therefore of wide relevance in Africa and the developing world.

'How can a country which is poor, with few socialists and without either a strong proletariat or a radicalised peasantry be led to a socialist transformation of its values and institutions?' In January 1967 Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania, made this the central preoccupation of his government and of his party, the Tanganyika African National Union. The emergence of that socialist commitment provides the central focus for this study of political leadership in Tanzania. Many independent countries are in the 'critical phase' in which the aspirations of their peoples race ahead of their productive capabilities.

This study of the forces and considerations that led to the emergence of a democratic and socialist strategy of development in Tanzania is therefore of wide relevance elsewhere in Africa and the developing world.

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Political-Economic Issues in Tanzania: The Nyerere Years 1965-1985

Author: Meta K. Townsend
Hardcover 338 pages
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press (July 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0773442332
ISBN-13: 978-0773442337
Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches

Book Description
This text develops a version of the concept of "corporatism" to explain the state policies and directives aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and limiting local participation. It also examines interest group participation and influence at national and local levels.

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Nyerere of Tanzania

Author: William Edgett Smith
Paperback: 207 pages
Publisher: Zimbabwe Publishing House (1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0949932086
ISBN-13: 978-0949932082

One of Africa's most respected figures, Julius Nyerere (1922 - 1999) was a politician of principle and intelligence. Known as Mwalimu or teacher he had a vision of education and social action that was rich with possibility.

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