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By Priya Lal

Drawing on a variety of oral and written resources, this ebook tells the tale of Tanzania's socialist test: the ujamaa villagization initiative of 1967–1975. Inaugurated almost immediately after independence, ujamaa ('familyhood' in Swahili) either invoked tested socialist topics and departed from the present 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 expected ujamaa and records how villagization opened up at the floor, with out affixing the venture 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 chance and procedure 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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