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Title:East Africa in the stream of African thought
Author:Mazrui, Ali A.ISNI
Periodical:Internationale spectator: tijdschrift voor internationale politiek
Geographic terms:East Africa
Abstract:The author places 'Facing Mount Kenya' within the tradition of Negritude and ranges Kenyatta under the earliest proponents of that philosophy. He assesses the place of Nyerere and Banda in African philosophical growth. Out of the Arusha Declaration arose: self-denial by all those in authority and nationalization of banks and industries. Juxtaposition of the take-overs in Tanzania with renewed declarations of economic policy in both Kenya and Uganda shows an interesting difference. 'Nationalization' in Tanzania has a Western sense, in Kenya an African (national) sense. The same distinction is applyable to public ownership. The Kenya sense of public ownership is the more novel. Relating this point to maintaining equality between Africans themselves and the sometimes conflicting ideal of creating equality between Africans and other rances the author examines the aspects of social harmony in a plural society. Tanzania's contribution to social justice is through the elimination of economic classes; Kenya and Uganda like to increase participation of the African in commerce.