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The Biography of Man and Nation

Tom Molony's monograph will be the first detailed examination of the influences that led Nyerere into politics. The first half of the book is set in East Africa, and draws on interviews with people who knew Nyerere in his earliest years. The second half of the book is concerned with Edinburgh. It considers how the scholarship that Nyerere engaged with as a young man at the University influenced his ideas of the uhuru movement against colonial rule and, later, the ujamaa policy of African socialism that so defined his leadership of an independent Tanzania

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