Africa's Winds of Change: Memoirs of an International Tanzanian

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I.B.Tauris, Oct 15, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 163 pages
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The 1960s were a tumultuous period in the history of Africa as one country after another won independence from the colonial powers. This was particularly true of Tanzania as it sought to carve out a role for itself between conflicting European and inter-African interests.
It was in these extraordinary times that Al Noor Kassum rose to become a prominent political figure in newly independent Tanzania. Hand-picked by Julius Nyerere - later to become the country's first President - to run for elections on a Tanganyika African National Union ticket, he embarked on a career that brought him to prominence nationally and internationally.
Africa's Winds of Change
documents the changes that have taken place in Tanzania from the middle of the 20th century to the present day, through the prism of an East African Asian experience. The author sheds new light on the character and legacy of Julius Nyerere, who emerges as radically different from the stereotypical anti-Western firebrand which became his image in the West.
Africa's Winds of Change
offers a fascinating personal history of a unique African nation at a critical stage in its development.
 

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Contents

From Lincolns Inn to Legislative Council
11
Winds of Change in Africa
39
Arusha Declaration
53
Diamonds
83
Minister in the East African Community
99
Developing Tanzanias Natural Resources
121
Reflections
151
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Educated in Tanzania and the UK, where he was called to the Bar at the Inns of Court in London, Al Noor Kassum was a prominent figure in Tanzanian politics and the Ismaili Muslim community after the country's independence. He held several ministerial positions within the Tanzanian government and was also the East African Community's Minister of Finance and Administration. He has also held senior positions in Unesco and at the UN Headquarters in New York. Currently, he is Vice-Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania.

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