The Story of Julius Nyerere, Africa’s Elder Statesman

Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the founding father of Tanzania, is one of the pioneers of African nationalism and Pan-Africanism. He was not only the principal actor in the struggle for Tanganyika's independence but he was also at the forefront of the liberation of central and southern Africa.

Title: The Story of Julius Nyerere, Africa's Elder Statesman - From the pages of DRUM
ISBN: 9976 973 52 7 (Mkuki na Nyota)
ISBN: 9970 02 153 2 (Fountain Publishers)
Publishers: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Dar es Salaam - Tanzania
Fountain Publishers: Kampala - Uganda

After independence, he united Tanganyika and Zanzibar to create the modern Republic of Tanzania. For twenty three years he presided over the affairs of Tanzania and forged a distinct Tanzanian national identity.

He played a key role in the formation of OAU, the East African Community and was the leader of the Frontline States in the liberation struggle against white-ruled southern Africa.
He ruled peacefully, retired voluntarily and oversaw a peaceful transfer of power to his successors. The story of Nyerere captures the most significant milestones in his leadership of Tanzania and Africa as a whole.

Contents: Preface - The 1800s to the 1950s - Independence
"The uncertain years - African Socialism - The years in between - Zanzibar - Nyerere's last decade - The end of an…

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Julius Nyerere; Life Times Legacy

Life Times Legacy

Published to celebrate the life of Mwalimu Nyerere.

Julius Kamberage Nyerere (born 1922) was a Tanzanian statesman and political philosopher who became the first president of Tanzania. His carefully reasoned and well-presented policies for the development of Tanzania led to a reputation as Africa's most original thinker.

HE Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar
Tanzania High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
Introduction - nyerere_lifetime_legacy_ms_maajar_intro.pdf

Benjamine William Mkapa
Third President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Memories of Julius Nyerere - nyerere_lifetime_legacy_mkapa.pdf

Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Second President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Mwalimu Nyerere as i knew him - nyerere_lifetime_legacy_hon_mwinyi.pdf

Joaquim Alberto Chrissano
Former President of Mozambique
Beloved son of Africa - nyerere_lifetime_legacy_joaquim_chissano.pdf

Dr Salim Ahmed Salim

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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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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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