By Al Noor Kassum
The Sixties have been a tumultuous interval within the background of Africa as one nation after one other received independence from the colonial powers. This was once rather real of Tanzania because it sought to carve out a job for itself among conflicting ecu and inter-African pursuits. It used to be in those notable instances that Al Noor Kassum rose to develop into a popular political determine in newly autonomous Tanzania. Hand-picked through Julius Nyerere - later to develop into the country's first President - to run for elections on a Tanganyika African nationwide Union price tag, he launched into a profession that introduced him to prominence nationally and internationally.Africa's Winds of switch records the alterations that experience taken position in Tanzania from the center of the 20 th century to the current day, throughout the prism of an East African Asian adventure. the writer sheds new mild at the personality and legacy of Julius Nyerere, who emerges as significantly varied from the stereotypical anti-Western firebrand which grew to become his photo within the West.Africa's Winds of swap bargains a desirable own heritage of a special African state at a severe degree in its improvement.
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There was also one Arab representative in the Legislative Council. Thus I participated, on 14 October 1958, in the thirty-fourth session of the Legislative Council, sitting on the Government bench. The Governor, Sir Richard Turnbull, addressed the Members. His speech highlighted the concerns of the British government at a time when Tanganyika was steadily moving towards self-government. He noted that the session was an important one in the history of Tanganyika because it was the first in which elected Members were taking part.
20 AFRICA’ S WINDS OF CHANGE FROM LINCOLN’ S INN TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 21 The Begum Aga Khan, Mata Salamat, opens the Ismaili community centre in London. 22 AFRICA’S WINDS OF CHANGE In January l954 I started preparing for my final Bar examinations, which were to be in the middle of the year. Three months before the exams, my closest friend, Amir Karimjee, a member of the wellknown Karimjee Jivanjee family, who was always on the go and very sporting, told me, ‘Why don’t you take a break and come with me to the Continent?
An Asian lawyer named Keeka stood against me. Bibi Titi Mohammad was chosen by TANU to speak at my rallies on the party’s behalf. As I did not speak Kiswahili fluently, I delivered my speeches in English and they were translated sentence by sentence. Despite this, the support from TANU did the trick and I won hands down. Dodoma is situated in the Central Province, a region inhabited by the Gogo tribe, and in the Legislative Council I used to joke that the three elected Members were the first Gogos to be elected to the Council.
Africa's Winds of Change: Memoirs of an International Tanzanian by Al Noor Kassum