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Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere

Book Description: 

Julius Nyerere (Ohio University Press, 2017) is based on multinational archival research, extensive reading, and interviews with Nyerere's family and colleagues as well as with some who suffered under his rule. In this book, which is part of the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Paul Bjerk provides an incisive and accessible biography of this African leader of global importance.


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 Building a Peaceful Nation: Julius Nyerere and the Establishment of Sovereignty in Tanzania, 1960–1964 (Boydell & Brewer, 2015).