By Al Noor Kassum
The Sixties have been a tumultuous interval within the heritage of Africa as one state after one other gained independence from the colonial powers. This was once relatively precise of Tanzania because it sought to carve out a task for itself among conflicting eu and inter-African pursuits. It was once in those notable instances that Al Noor Kassum rose to turn into a well-known political determine in newly self sustaining Tanzania. Hand-picked by means of Julius Nyerere - later to develop into the country's first President - to run for elections on a Tanganyika African nationwide Union price tag, he launched into a occupation that introduced him to prominence nationally and internationally.Africa's Winds of switch records the alterations that experience taken position in Tanzania from the center of the 20 th century to the current day, in the course of the prism of an East African Asian event. the writer sheds new mild at the personality and legacy of Julius Nyerere, who emerges as appreciably various from the stereotypical anti-Western firebrand which turned his snapshot within the West.Africa's Winds of switch deals a desirable own heritage of a special African country at a severe level in its improvement.
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Labelling me a capitalist, they said I had no interest in political activity and, since I was not a member of the Association, should not be given TANU’s support. Mwalimu called me to a meeting at which these objections were made. I took a sheet of paper and wrote on it, FROM LINCOLN’S INN TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 37 I am not a member of the Asian Association. I believe in nonracial secular politics. But I have read the manifesto of the Asian Association which I support, and in addition I shall advocate that the first immediate step should be the establishment of a responsible government, and I shall, through the concept of a Tanganyika nationhood made up of all the people who live here, work for self-government.
With the passage of time, Kiswahili took its proper place in the education system while taking into account the fact that English was an essential component internationally from both cultural and educational points of view. Primary school was reduced from eight years to seven. Then, for those who passed, came four years of secondary school (for O-level exams), followed by two more years of higher school education (for A-level exams) before going on to university. In 1962 I visited Israel together with the Education Minister, Solomon Eliufoo, and found their kibutz system particularly interesting.
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Africa's Winds of Change: Memoirs of an International Tanzanian by Al Noor Kassum