Life under Nyerere

Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile
Publisher: New Africa Press
Book Type: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780980258721 - ISBN-10: 0980258723
Publication Date: 12/8/2006
Pages: 164

Book Description:
This 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," and as an information officer at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the nation's capital, Dar es Salaam, 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 the failure to form an East African federation in the sixties, among other subjects.