Race Nation and Citizenship in Post Colonial Africa

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 relianceNationalism 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 relianceNationalism 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