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Title:Recasting Julius Nyerere in Zanzibar: the Revolution, the Union and the Enemy of the Nation
Author:Fouéré, Marie-AudeISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Studies (ISSN 1753-1063)
Volume:8
Issue:3
Pages:478-496
Language:English
Geographic terms:Tanzania
Zanzibar
Subjects:heads of State
revolutions
1964
authoritarianism
images
About person:Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999)ISNI
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2014.918313
Abstract:In Zanzibar, the figure of Julius Nyerere is being recast in debates over sovereignty, belonging and nationhood. Unlike in mainland Tanzania, where he is upheld as the Father of the Nation, the first president of Tanganyika and Tanzania is increasingly portrayed in Zanzibar as the Enemy of the Nation responsible for the Isles' predicament. This article gives insight into the terms, actors and circulation of this pejorative narrative in relation to two central historical events: the 1964 Revolution and the Union. It also shows how such anti-Nyererism mediates anxious concerns over cultural distinctiveness and Islam. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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