The double-sided nature of African nationalism - its capacity to inspire expressions of unity, and its tendency to narrow political debate - are explored by sixteen historians. The narrative of the nation of Tanzania, which was created by the anti-colonial nationalist movement, expanded by the Union after the Zanzibar Revolution, and fused by the ideology of Ujamaa by Julius Nyerere, has shaped Tanzanian political discourse for decades, but has not obliterated the great wealth of political discourses and identities which exist within the nation.
North America: Ohio U Press; Tanzania: Kapsel
Gregory H. Maddox is Associate Professor of History at Texas Southern University; James L. Giblin is Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa.
Contents: Introduction by Gregory H. Maddox & James L. Giblin - I POLITICS & KNOWLEDGE On socially composed knowledge: reconstructing a Shambaa royal ritual by Steven Feierman - Kingalu Mwana Shaha & political leadership in nineteenth-century Eastern Tanzania by Edward A. Alpers - II POLITICS, CULTURE & DISSENT IN COLONIAL TANGANYIKA Colonial boundaries and African nationalism: the case of the Kagera Salient by Ralph A. Austen - Indirect rule, the politics of neo-traditionalism & the limits of invention in Tanzania by Thomas Spear - Narrating power in colonial Ugogo: Mazengo of Mvumi by Gregory H. Maddox - The tribal past & the politics of nationalism in Mahenge district 1940-60 by Jamie Monson - The landscapes of memory in twentieth- century Africa by E.S. Atieno Odhiambo - Some complexities of family & state in colonial Njombe by James L. Giblin - Local, regional & national: South in the 1950s by Marcia Wright - III THE NATION & ITS DISSIDENTS Breaking the chain at its weakest link: TANU & the colonial office by John Iliffe - Censoring the press in colonial Zanzibar: an account of the seditious case against Al-Falaq by Lawrence E.Y. Mbogoni - An imagined generation: Umma youth in nationalist Zanzibar by Thomas Burgess - The short history of political opposition & multi-party democracy in Tanganyika 1958-64 by James R. Brennan IV THE NATIO RECONSIDERED Engendering & gendering African nationalism: rethinking the case of Tanganyika (Tanzania) by Susan Geiger - Between the 'global' & 'local' families: the missing link in school history teaching in postcolonial Tanzania by Yusuf Q. Lawi - Jack-of-all-arts or Ustadhi? The poetics of cultural production in Tanzania by Kelly M. Askew