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Nyerere’s African Socialism (UJAMAA) A Critique

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Abstract

Ideological constructions for the betterment of the society have remained
man's characteristic response to experiential perceptions of prevailing inhuman
conditions at different points in history. At independence, African nations had
cause to review the legacies of westernism with particular reference to
neocolonialist tendencies and attitudinal capitalism with quite regrettable results. This left the African leadership clainouring for possible ideological alternatives and strategization that would restore Africa's lost self-hood and values exemplified in egalitarianism, cultural revivalism, ~noral sensitivity and other such fraternal considerations.