Nyerere and Africa: End of an Era: Biography of Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999)

Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile
Paperback: 472 pages
Publisher: Protea Publishing Company (November 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1931768749
ISBN-13: 978-1931768740
Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches

Book Description:
This work looks at the legacy of the late President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, one of the world's most influential leaders and Africa's most revered statesman besides Nelson Mandela. One of the first books written after his death but probably the most comprehensive to date, it is also a critical study of some of Nyerere's major policy initiatives in a Pan-African context, including events in which he played the most prominent role influencing the course of African history. As Professor Ali Mazrui described Nyerere: "In global terms, he was one of the giants of the 20th century....He did bestride this narrow world like an African colossus."

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The Legacies of Julius Nyerere

David McDonald (Editor), Eunice Njeri Sahle (Editor) - The Legacies of Julius Nyerere: Influences on Development Discourse and Practice in Africa (Politics of Self-Reliance / By Ngugi Wa Thiong'o -- Julius N)

Publication: African Business
Publication Date: 01-May-03     
Format: Paperback
ISBN: O-86543-882-X

Book Description:
It would be an exaggeration to state that Julius Nyerere is one of the forgotten moral leaders of Africa. For Tanzanians, for those on the left who had their political epiphanies in the 1960s (as well as for those who criticized his economic policies) and for those who have studied Tanzanian history and politics, he remains a deeply influential and charismatic figure.

Yet there is still a sense that Nyerere does not enjoy the international reputation in the popular mind that he undoubtedly deserves. For obvious reasons, Nelson Mandela has become the symbol of hope for African leadership and integrity. But for those who remember - or indeed were present to witness - Nyerere's attempts to build a nation from the disparate, disjointed territorial segments bequeathed by the colonial state, his was a voice which stood out as

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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.

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Tanzania Tunakukumbuka Milele Baba wa Taifa

Author, Editor: Michael T. Mwakilasa
Email: mm@mafutasasa.com
Publishers: Sisikazi Economic Empowerment Centre
Paperback: 43 pages
Language: Kiswahili
ISBN: 9987-8898-0-8

Wazo la Kitabu hiki lilikuja baada ya mimi na mwenzangu kutaka kutunza magazeti mengi yaliyokuwa yameandika habari za Baba wa Taifa,kutokea ugonjwa wa Mwalimu mpaka mazishibutiama, kwa ajili ya watoto nawajukuu zetu.Mara tukapata wazo kwamba kwa nini tusikusanye habari na picha wenyewe na kuweza kutoa jarida maalum ambalo watu wengine vilevile wenye kutaka kuweka kumbukumbu wanufaike. Hiki kitabu ni kipande kidogo cha kumuenzi Marehemu baba waTaifa, Mwalimu J.K.Nyerere,misingi na wosia wake vidumu vizazi na vizazi vijavyo

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The main thing Nyerere gave Tanzanians was himself

Celebrating Mwalimu Julius Nyerere's 11th death anniversary and recalling his policies and works is a delight to many Tanzanians who still cherish his leadership virtues.

Putting unfortunate personal prejudices and ignorance aside and taking the emancipation of the African seriously, Julius Nyerere, who died on October 14, 1999 in London, deserves the pedestal on which he has been placed by Tanzanians and Africa as a whole.‚

This does not mean that the country has never produced great men and women or that other historical personalities will not emerge.'There were heroes before the flamboyant Nyerere and more will and must emerge if we are to meet future challenges.‚

Forty seven years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the colourful 35th President of the United States, said it all: 'A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.'

In honouring Nyerere, we therefore can pay honour to the deepest sources of our national strength. We should honour our heroes and as we do this, the unique contribution of Mwalimu Nyerere will be more appreciated.

The chief thing Nyerere gave to Tanzanians was himself. He went to State House a strong, virile, frank, honest, fearless man full of youth, full of faith in man and God, full of ideas.

As man Julius Nyerere made mistake, but did not surrender. He lived up to his ideals. He played an honest hand, and left many years…

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Farewell Speech by the President, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere Nov. 1985

Farewell Speech by the President, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, at the Diamond Jubilee Hill Par es Salaam: 4th November 1985. During the long period during which I have had the good fortune to lead our country, I have made very many speeches to Tanzanians. Today, in my last speech as President of the United Republic, I have only one extra thing to say.

To every one of you individually, to all people organised together in villages, in cooperatives, in professions, in voluntary organisations contributing to our development, to all honest workers in Government and Parastatals - to everybody - I say thank you very much.

Since we began to govern ourselves I have been the leader, first of Tanganyika, and then of the United Republic of Tanzania. Time and again you have re-elected me and thus expressed your continued confidence in my ability to do the job you needed done. And in the last few weeks you have paid many tributes to my work as President of our country. You have forgiven, even if perhaps you have not forgotten, my many mistakes of commission and commission.

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Freedom and Development

Freedom and development are as completely linked together as are chickens and eggs! Without chickens you get no eggs; and without eggs you soon have no chickens. Similarly, without freedom you get no development, and without development you very soon lose your freedom.

Freedom depends on Development.
For what do we mean when we talk of freedom? First, there is national freedom; that is, the ability of the citizens of Tanzania to determine their own future, and to govern themselves without interference from non-Tanzanians. Second, there is freedom from hunger, disease, and poverty.

And third, there is personal freedom for the individual; that is, his right to live in dignity and equality with all others, his right to freedom of speech, freedom to participate in the making of all decisions which affect his life, and freedom from arbitrary arrest because he happens to annoy someone in authority—and so on. All these things are aspects of freedom, and the citizens of Tanzania cannot be said to be truly free until all of them are assured.

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