By Chambi Chachage, Annar Cassam
Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the 1st president of Tanzania, was once a Pan-Africanist and an internationalist, and this publication comprises contributions from prime commentators—those who labored and fought imperialism along Nyerere, individuals of a more youthful iteration, and Nyerere in his personal phrases. The writings think about Nyerere and liberation, the Commonwealth, management, monetary improvement, land, human rights, and schooling. primarily, they seem to be a testomony to the becoming reputation of the necessity to re-ignite the fires of African socialism to which Nyerere was once deeply dedicated.
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Riches regarded as an object of worship and greedy pursuit; wealth as an evil, more or less personified. ’ 26 Reading history backwards 3. The diseased beggar in Jesus’ parable of the rich man and the beggar (Luke 16: 19–31). 4. Historically, dinosaurs may be extinct, but in science fiction fables, such as the movie Jurassic Park, these come back with a vengeance. It may be a fable, but the truth is usually that the ghosts of the past haunt the minds of the living like a nightmare, hence such fables.
El Saadawi: It is clear that your concepts of socialism and democracy are your own, based on the belief that socialism can be realised without class conflict and democracy without a multiparty system. Are your ideas still the same or have they changed after 30 years of practical experience? Nyerere: My political education was of the western liberal type up to the time of independence and so I believed in the multiparty model. But in the struggle for independence, we organised our independence party extremely well.
The students’ journal, Cheche [The Spark], subsequently Maji Maji, was very much sought after, and the teaching staff vied with each other to have their articles published in it. 34 An intellectual in power From its inception in 1961 as a university college until 1985 when he stepped down as the chancellor, Mwalimu Nyerere played an important role in the shaping of the university, and took a keen personal interest in its intellectual development. I do not think there was any national institution that he visited as often as the university.
Africa's liberation: the legacy of Nyerere by Chambi Chachage, Annar Cassam