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The Critical Phase in Tanzania, 1945-1968: Nyerere and the Emergence of a Socialist Strategy

The Critical Phase in Tanzania, 1945-1968: Nyerere and the Emergence of a Socialist Strategy

By Cranford Pratt

Cambridge University Press, 1976, 309 pp.

Tanzania's devolution to independence from British rule is presented here as prelude to the country's further striving for national self-reliance. Nyerere's skillful balance between the imperatives of strong leadership and popular participation arouse both awe and anxiety in the observer.