Africa’s Liberation: The Legagy of Nyerere

Editor: Chambi Chachage, Annar Cassam
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 13 978-1-906387-71-6
ISBN: 13 978-1-906387-72-3
Publication Date: May 2010

Audience: Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators

Contributions from: Emeka Anyaoku, Ana Camacho, Horace Campbell, Seithy Chachage, Nawal El Saadawi, Ng'wanza Kamata, Faustin Kamuzora, Helen Kijo-Bisimba, Chris Maina Peter, Salma Maoulidi, Marjorie Mbilinyi, Neema Ndunguru, Haroub Othman, Mohamed Sahnoun, Issa G. Shivji, Vicensia Shule

Summary Description:
The death in 1999 of Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, left a cavern in the consciousness and conscience of the people of Tanzania and Africa. Nyerere was not simply a player on the national terrain. He was a Pan-Africanist and an internationalist – in thoughts, writings and, crucially, in his practice. A giant of the liberation movement, Nyerere spoke out loud against injustices across the world. A decade later, his words, actions, achievements and shortcomings have acquired a sharper focus and relevance to our world.

This book includes contributions from leading commentators, those who worked and fought imperialism alongside Nyerere, members of a younger generation – and Nyerere in his own words.…

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The Nyerere Legacy and Economic Policy Making in Tanzania

Author: Ammon Mbelle, G.D. Mjema
ISBN 9789976603651 |  
Type: Paperback | 384 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2002
Publishers: Dar es Salaam University Press, Tanzania
Categories: Policy & Development | Economics & Development | History | Humanities & Social Sciences

Summary Description:
For a great leader like the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, a single book is not adequate to capture all his thoughts. Nevertheless, The Nyerere Legacy and Economic Policy Making in Tanzania reflects on some of Nyerere's thoughts on poverty, the productive sector, delivery of social services, the external sector, fiscal issues, the environment, and governance issues, specifically corruption.

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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
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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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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