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By Priya Lal

Drawing on a variety of oral and written resources, this booklet tells the tale of Tanzania's socialist scan: the ujamaa villagization initiative of 1967–1975. Inaugurated presently after independence, ujamaa ('familyhood' in Swahili) either invoked confirmed socialist subject matters and departed from the present international repertoire of improvement coverage, trying to reorganize the Tanzanian nation-state into communal villages to accomplish nationwide improvement. Priya Lal investigates how Tanzanian leaders and rural humans creatively anticipated ujamaa and records how villagization spread out at the floor, with out affixing the venture to a trajectory of inevitable failure. via forging an empirically wealthy and conceptually nuanced account of ujamaa, African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania restores a feeling of probability and strategy to the early years of African independence, refines winning theories of nation-building and improvement, and expands our knowing of the Nineteen Sixties and 70s world.

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