Texas Tech University

Building a Peaceful Nation

Building a Peaceful Nation

Book Description: 

With extensive archival research and interviews with scores of participants in this history, in Building a Peaceful Nation Julius Nyerere and the Establishment of Sovereignty in Tanzania, 1960-1964 (Boydell & Brewer, 2015) Bjerk reorients our understanding of the formative years of Tanzanian independence. This study provides a new paradigm for understanding the history of the postcolonial nations that became independent in global postwar order defined by sovereignty.


Author Bio: 

Paul Bjerk is an associate professor of African history at Texas Tech University, and was recently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Iringa in Tanzania. He has also authored Julius Nyerere (Ohio University Press, 2017).