Julius Nyrere - The Hero of Tanzania

Ref: C2345631

In his creation of modern Tanzania, Julius Nyrere, the son of a chief, retained his love of African tribal tradition, which he endeavoured to integrate with the most creative elements in Western socialist tradition.

Course aim

The talk will explore the role played by Julius Nyrere, one of the outstanding figures of modern African history, in the shaping Tanzania.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • place Nyrere in his African socio-economic-political background
  • appreciate Nyrere's attempts to blend the best of African and Western traditions in his leadership of Tanzania
  • understand the socioeconomic difficulties which limited his success in nation building
  • evaluate Nyrere's contribution to the development of African national consciousness
  • assess Nyrere's achievement as an international statesman

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All essential materials will be provided.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Julius Nyrere - The Hero of Tanzania


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