Kitabu kipya cha Issa Shivji-Insha za Mapambano ya Wanyonge

Kitabu kipya cha Prof. Issa Shivji – Insha za Mapambano ya wanyonge,kitazinduliwa tarehe 12 – 13 Aprili kwenye Tamasha la Mwalimu Nyerere. Maelezo zaidi tembelea UDADISI

Bei ya kitabu ni Tsh 18,000/=

Nakala moja moja wakati wa kuzindua kitabu ni Tsh 15,000/=

Bei ya jumla (kuanzia nakala 20) ni Tsh 13,500/=

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SLUM EDUCATION: Making Low Income Schools Relevant by James Kathuri & Josephat Juma

SLUM EDUCATION: Making Low Income Schools Relevant by James Kathuri & Josephat Juma

Free download book published by Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) which is an African think tank that promotes ideas and strategies geared towards improving the living standards in Africa

Education is a fundamental human right and an essential tool for improving the quality of life, making informed choices and achieving development. James Kathuri and Josephat Juma discuss this question in a pre-emptive manner when they explore the need for an educational system that responds to environmental needs.

Published in: on January 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Another good and timely book about Mwalimu Nyerere. Below are words from Chambi Chachage one of the Editor sent through Wanazuoni Network.

I am almost half way reading it and its book review will come as soon as possible.


It is indeed a great honour to introduce to you a new book on Africa’s Liberation: The Legacy of Nyerere. This publication is but a modest tribute to Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. It revisits his revolutionary ideas which continue to inspire all those who still wish Africa well.

The process of publishing the book has truly been a collaborative pan-African initiative. Authors from the continent and beyond have contributed chapters that address issues that were close to Mwalimu’s heart and mind – issues that still concerns all of us today. This augurs well with Mwalimu’s wakeup call for Africa to embrace ‘Maximum Collective Self-Reliance’. Even the name of the publisher attests to this: Pambazuka Press. This Kiswahili name means dawn-awake!

In this book you will engage with the multidimensional thought and practice of Mwalimu. You will get a glimpse of his attempts to finely balance the protection of human rights and the dispensation of justice which do not necessarily go together. Our leading human rights theorists and activists, Helen Kijo-Bisimba and Chris Maina Peter, have taken up that challenge of presenting this controversial subject in a balanced way. Their chapter helps us to understand how and why Mwalimu did “whatever” he “did that could be interpreted as violating human rights.”

Mwalimu was not just a politician. He was also an intellectual. That combination produces what the late Haroub Othman refers to as ‘an intellectual in power.’ His chapter highlights how Mwalimu juggled with power that is often claimed to corrupt. How did he escape unscathed?

Those who worked closely with Mwalimu in the international arena reminisce on his global impact. Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, tell us of Mwalimu’s wins and losses in the diplomatic battles. A former Deputy Secretary General of the then Organisation of African Unity, Mohammed Sahnoun, also recount the victories and setbacks that Mwalimu and the Frontline States encountered in the course of liberating Africa.

Time will fail me to talk of the inspiring interviews that Mwalimu gave to Nawal El Saadawi and Ana Camacho; Of the powerful question that Neema Ndunguru’s poem ‘But Dear Mwalimu’ poses; and of other chapters that attempts to capture the many faces of Mwalimu – Mwalimu the Artist, Mwalimu the Educator, Mwalimu the Economist, Mwalimu the Historians and so forth.

So, I urge you to read the book for yourself for therein is the unearthed treasure that awakes Africa!

Read. Reflect. React.

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Comradely, Chambi

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Orodha Mafisadi wa Elimu Tanzania na Msemakweli

Hiki ni kitabu kipya kilichoandikwa na Msemakweli Kainerugamba. Kati ya mambo mengine mwandishi anatoa orodha ya majina ya watu vyeti bandia. Baadhi ya “mafisadi wa elimu” ni viongozi wakubwa serikalini. Mfano ni Makongoro Mahanga ambaye tayari ameshakwenda mahakamani kudai fidia kwa kudhalilishwa na Msemakweli. Taarifa kutoka kwenye mtandao, wengine ndani ya kitabu hicho ni Lukuvi, Mary Nagu, Kamalla,Diallo na Nchimbi.

Tanzania Commission of Universities (TCU)  jana wametoa tamko juu ya orodha hiyo. Prof  Nkunya akiongea na vyombo vya habari aliwataka wote walioandikwa wapeleke vyeti vyao TCU kwa uhakiki na udhibitisho kama ni halali au bandia.

Kwa sasa kati ya mambo yanayosubiriwa ni hao wahusika kupeleka vyeti vyao TCU na nini tamko la TCU juu ya uhalali wa vyeti husika.

Msemakweli kama Mwanasheri na mwandishi naona yeye ametimiza wajibu wake kuutarifu umma. Kazi ni kwa mahakama na walalamikaji kudhibitisha kwamba vyeti vyao ni halali. Swala la vteti feki, kwa kweli limechukua muda mrefu kushughulikiwa na serikali. Bado yapo maswaliya msingi yatakiwa majibu. Iweje TCU mpaka kitabu kitoke ndio wao wawatake washutumiwa kupeleka vyeti vyao kwa ukaguzi? Je hii sio “reactive management” wakati kwa taasisi nyeti kama yao walipaswa kuwa na “proactive management”.

Binafsi bado sijapata nafasi ya kukisoma kitabu hicho. Kwa wenye taarifa juu ya upatikanaji wake tafadhali mtujulishe.

Published in: on February 12, 2010 at 7:53 am  Leave a Comment  

Book launch of The Book of Dar, Thursday 5 Nov 2009

This email was sent by Chambi Chachage through Wanazuoni Network.

Again, our good stories has been told by Belgian and Dutch, people. I respect their capacities and creativity and take it as a personal challenge to start writing on our stories.

The Book of Dar

The Book of Dar is a photographic book of one of Africa ’s largest most vibrant cities. It simply tells the story of daily life in Dar es Salaam and, through the lens, portrays strong images of the country’s rich history and lively blend of traditional cultures and immigrant communities. The book is the result of a journey of discovery for two photographers living inDar es Salaam. It is an impression of this diverse city, as seen through their lenses.

Every day life for Dar es Salaam’s four million inhabitants is captured in a varietyof ways: from umbrellas providing shade from the hot African sun for young andold, the traditional dhows meandering along the coastline, the numerous colourful kangas and kitenges traditionally worn by Tanzanian women, the long line of ships awaiting their turn to enter the port, to people drinking tea or coffee on the corner of the street.

The images provide a snapshot of life in different municipalities of Dar esSalaam. The typical elements of and the differences between these districts clearly show that Dar es Salaam is a cosmopolitan city and a melting pot for a variety of cultures. The photos of each municipality express the city’s diversity through ethnic and religious backgrounds, through architecture and daily street activities. Anyone familiar with the city will recognize or remember something of the situations depicted. Anyone not yet familiar will be tempted to visit soon.


Authors/Photographe rs: Indra Struyven ( Belgium ) and Sasja van Vechgel (The Netherlands)

Book launch :

Date: Thursday 5 November 2009

Venue: Nafasi art space, Mikocheni (see map attached)

Time: 6-9pm

Exhibition remains opens:

6 Nov 9am-5pm

7 Nov 9am-2am

Rachel Kessi
Mawazo gallery
P.O.Box 6516
Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255 784 782 770

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