This portion of African history begins at the height of World War II, in Tanganyika - a former German colony - and ends with Tanzania as an independent state and member of the Commonwealth, led by Julius Nyerere, one of the most revered and charismatic African leaders.
An autobiographical account of the author's experiences witnessing the transformation of colonial Tanganyika into the modern Tanzania. He discusses the beginning of his career in Africa with the King's African Rifles, through his service with the Colonial Administrative Service, and finally his friendship Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere and his service to the government of Tanzania. Liberal doses of Tanzanian history and political analysis are included along the way.
A childhood dream, 1924-42; imperial might, majesty, dominion and power, 1942-44; "from Birr to Bareilly" - the King's African rifles, 1944-45; victory in the Far East, 1945-46; Oxford springboard, 1946-48; sailing to Africa, 1948; upcountry cadet, 1948-49; to the shores of Lake Tanganyika, 1949-50; academic interlude, 1950-51; monarch of all I survey, 1951-52; the Handeni famine, 1953; the air crash, 1953-54; a change of direction, 1955-56; public relations, 1955-56; star of freedom, 1956; a tale of two cities - Dublin and Rome, 1956-57; the cock's trousers - a northern dream, 1957-58; step by step to freedom, 1960-61; the eve of Uhuru, 1960-61; Uhuru, 1961; sunrise in Tanganyika - the republic, 1961-62; back-room boy, 1962-63; revolution in Zanzibar and army mutiny, 1963-64; union with Zanzibar and the birth of Tanzania, 1964; cold war in the tropics, 1964-66; the Arusha Declaration, 1966-67; films and famine - from Stockholm to Kilwa, 1967; snakes to Osaka, 1967-70; last man out, 1970-72; "Kwa Heri" (farewell), 1972-73.
Tanzania, Journey to Republic by Randal Sadleir
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