African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania: Between the by Priya Lal

By Priya Lal

Drawing on quite a lot of oral and written resources, this e-book tells the tale of Tanzania's socialist test: the ujamaa villagization initiative of 1967–1975. Inaugurated presently after independence, ujamaa ('familyhood' in Swahili) either invoked tested socialist subject matters and departed from the present international repertoire of improvement coverage, trying to reorganize the Tanzanian geographical region into communal villages to accomplish nationwide improvement. Priya Lal investigates how Tanzanian leaders and rural humans creatively predicted ujamaa and files how villagization opened up at the flooring, with out affixing the undertaking 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 method 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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