African Socialism in Two Countries

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African Socialism in Two Countries

By Ahmed Mohiddin
Barnes & Noble, 1981
231 pp. $25.00

A lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Nairobi compares Kenya's official development policy of "African socialism" with Tanzania's "Ujamaa" socialism, starting with the original declarations of the two policies and examining their subsequent implementation. His conclusion will startle no one: Kenyan "socialism," which is really capitalism, has fostered both economic growth and gross inequities; Tanzania's genuine socialism, on the other hand, has leveled inequities but stunted growth.

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