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Title:Nyerere: Nationalism and Post-Colonial Developmentalism
Authors:Chachage, Chambi Seithy
Chachage, Chachage Seithy L.ISNI
Periodical:African Sociological Review (ISSN 1027-4332)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Politics and Government
Development and Technology
History and Exploration
Imperialism, Colonialism
Nyerere, Julius K. (Julius Kambarage), 1922-1999
About person:Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24487453
Abstract:One of the ideals of pan-Africanism was to unite a fragmented Africa, not only geographically and politically, but also intellectually and economically. This was an ideal Mwalimu Julius Nyerere (1922-1999) fought hard to realize. From the beginning of independence, he was against the idea of a balkanization of Africa, and he was one of the founders of the OAU in 1963. This article examines what has happened to these ideals. It discusses Nyerere as an intellectual in the context of nationalism and pan-Africanism, taking into account the history of the pan-African movement and its strengths and weaknesses. Among the questions addressed are: What were the ideals of nationalism and pan-Africanism? To what extent was Nyerere true to those ideals historically? What role did he play in shaping them? What can we learn from him as an intellectual and leader in contemporary times? Do nationalism and pan-Africanism have a role to play in the current and future conjuncture in Africa? And what is the role of intellectuals in reshaping ideas in the struggle for the emancipation of the African people? Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]