Nationalism and pan-Africanism: decisive moments in Nyerere's intellectual and political thought

  title={Nationalism and pan-Africanism: decisive moments in Nyerere's intellectual and political thought},
  author={Issa G. Shivji},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={103 - 116}
  • I. Shivji
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • History
  • Review of African Political Economy
The celebration of 50 years of Tanzanian independence is a timely point at which to reconsider the political and intellectual contribution of its first leader, Julius Kambarage Nyerere. I first develop a conceptual framework for structuring, periodising and laying bare the tensions in Nyerere’s thought. Subsequent sections tentatively periodise the trajectory based on decisive moments or turning points in his political journey. Nyerere belonged to the first generation of African nationalists… 

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