Julius Nyerere led Tanzania to Independence – join us for this launch of his new biography.

About this Event

Julius Nyerere led Tanzania to Independence – and is revered as the Father of the Nation.

He turned it into a model of African socialism. And then had to watch while his policies were reversed, and structural adjustment led to reinstatement of the private sector.

Now we have a new biography, in three volumes:

• Volume 1 on his early life and influences, by Saida Yahya-Othman;

• Volume 2 on the path to Independence, by Ng’wanza Kamata; and

• Volume 3 on the path from capitalism to socialism and back again, by Issa Shivji.

The authors interviewed Nyerere’s friends and had access to his papers, and break new ground on almost every page.

The three of them will introduce their work, and there will then be discussion of what they have achieved and what it tells us about Africa and Tanzania. There will be a chance to ask questions.

This event is sponsored by the Britain Tanzania Society, and will be recorded. The zoom link to attend will be emailed to registered participants 2 days prior to the event.

To purchase a copy of the 3 volumes for £60, go to http://www.africanbookscollective.com/books/development-as-rebellion-pb-box-set