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Julius Nyerere, Paul Bjerk

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Julius Nyerere
Title
Julius Nyerere
Statement of responsibility
Paul Bjerk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With vision, hard-nosed judgment, and biting humor, Julius Nyerere confronted the challenges of nation building in modern Africa. Constructing Tanzania out of a controversial Cold War union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Nyerere emerged as one of independent Africa's most influential leaders. He pursued his own brand of African socialism, called Ujamaa, with unquestioned integrity, and saw it profoundly influence movements to end white minority rule in Southern Africa. Yet his efforts to build a peaceful nation created a police state, economic crisis, and a war with Idi Amin's Uganda. Eventually-unlike most of his contemporaries-Nyerere retired voluntarily from power, paving the way for peaceful electoral transitions in Tanzania that continue today. Based on multinational archival research, extensive reading, and interviews with Nyerere's family and colleagues, as well as some who suffered under his rule, Paul Bjerk provides an incisive and accessible biography of this African leader of global importance. Recognizing Nyerere's commitment to participatory government and social equality while also confronting his authoritarian turns and policy failures, Bjerk offers a portrait of principled leadership under the difficult circumstances of postcolonial Africa. --
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Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bjerk, Paul
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ohio short histories of Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nyerere, Julius K
  • Presidents
  • Nation-building
  • Tanzania
  • Tanzania
Label
Julius Nyerere, Paul Bjerk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Mwalimu Nyerere : a study in leadership -- Coming of age in an African colony, 1922-53 -- TANU and Tanzanian independence, 1954-64 -- Ujamaa and the race for self-reliance, 1965-77 -- Confronting a continent in crisis, 1978-90 -- An unquiet retirement, 1991-99
Control code
ocn959275815
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780821422601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)959275815
Label
Julius Nyerere, Paul Bjerk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Mwalimu Nyerere : a study in leadership -- Coming of age in an African colony, 1922-53 -- TANU and Tanzanian independence, 1954-64 -- Ujamaa and the race for self-reliance, 1965-77 -- Confronting a continent in crisis, 1978-90 -- An unquiet retirement, 1991-99
Control code
ocn959275815
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780821422601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)959275815

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