By Priya Lal

ISBN-10: 1107104521

ISBN-13: 9781107104525

ISBN-10: 1107507006

ISBN-13: 9781107507005

Drawing on quite a lot of oral and written assets, this publication tells the tale of Tanzania's socialist scan: the ujamaa villagization initiative of 1967–1975. Inaugurated almost immediately after independence, ujamaa ('familyhood' in Swahili) either invoked validated socialist subject matters 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 anticipated ujamaa and files how villagization spread out at the flooring, with out affixing the undertaking to a trajectory of inevitable failure. through forging an empirically wealthy and conceptually nuanced account of ujamaa, African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania restores a feeling of hazard and method to the early years of African independence, refines triumphing theories of nation-building and improvement, and expands our figuring out of the Nineteen Sixties and 70s world.

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