Ujamaa - The Basis of African Socialism, Julius K. Nyerere.
JULIUS KAMBARAGE NYERERE (1922-) Yusuf Kassam1 Julius Nyerere, the former and founding President of the United Republic of Tanzania, is known not only as one of the world’s most respected statesmen and an articulate spokes man of African liberation and African dignity but also as an educator and an original and creative educational thinker. Before launching his political career, he was a.
Socialism in Africa. Biography: Julius Kambarage Nyerere. Transcribed by: Ayanda Madyibi. 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 that was rich with possibility. Julius Kambarage Nyerere was born on April 13, 1922 in Butiama, on the eastern shore of lake.
However, meeting this need has been an abiding concern of Nyerere’s work expressed largely in his various publications: Freedom and Unity (1966), Freedom and Socialism (1967), Ujamaa: Essays on Socialism (1968), Freedom and Development (1973), Man and Development (1974), and Freedom, Non Alignment and South-South Co-operation (2011).
Today, the phrase “African socialism” seems to espouse the view that the traditional African society was a classless society imbued with the spirit of humanism and to express a nostalgia for that spirit. Such a conception of socialism makes a fetish of the communal African society. But an idyllic, African classless society (in which there.
This new collection of essays is an introduction to the philosophy and politics of Julius K. Nyerere, a tribute to his legacy, and a rumination on the trajectory of Tanzanian politics since his death in 1999. The essays themselves are mostly written by Tanzanian scholars and activists, and all share a desire to cast the legacy of Mwalimu in a positive and developmental light.
It examines Mwalimu Julius Nyerere’s ideology of Ujamaa and self-reliance, and how they relate to the philosophical concepts of freedom and independence. Through Ujamaa, we argue that Tanzania tried to achieve self-reliance in mobilization of its resources, especially its people to end frustrations associated with dependence on aid or money from rich countries for development. This work.
By forging an empirically rich and conceptually nuanced account of ujamaa, African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania restores a sense of possibility and process to the early years of African independence, refines prevailing theories of nation building and development, and expands our understanding of the 1960s and 70s world.