Race, nation, and citizenship in postcolonial Africa: The case of Tanzania

Ronald Aminzade

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Nationalism has generated violence, bloodshed, and genocide, as well as patriotic sentiments that encourage people to help fellow citizens and place public responsibilities above personal interests. This study explores the contradictory character of African nationalism as it unfolded over decades of Tanzanian history in conflicts over public policies concerning the rights of citizens, foreigners, and the nation's Asian racial minority. These policy debates reflected a history of racial oppression and foreign domination and were shaped by a quest for economic development, racial justice, and national self-reliance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages424
ISBN (Electronic)9781107360259
ISBN (Print)9781107044388
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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© Ronald Aminzade 2013.


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