African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania: Between the by Priya Lal

By Priya Lal

Drawing on quite a lot of oral and written resources, this booklet tells the tale of Tanzania's socialist test: the ujamaa villagization initiative of 1967–1975. Inaugurated almost immediately after independence, ujamaa ('familyhood' in Swahili) either invoked confirmed socialist topics and departed from the prevailing international repertoire of improvement coverage, looking to reorganize the Tanzanian nation-state into communal villages to accomplish nationwide improvement. Priya Lal investigates how Tanzanian leaders and rural humans creatively estimated ujamaa and records how villagization opened up at the flooring, with out affixing the venture to a trajectory of inevitable failure. by means of forging an empirically wealthy and conceptually nuanced account of ujamaa, African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania restores a feeling of probability and approach to the early years of African independence, refines winning theories of nation-building and improvement, and expands our realizing of the Nineteen Sixties and 70s world.

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