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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

JULIUS NYERERE INTELLECTUAL FESTIVAL WEEK: 13 - 17 APRIL 2009 - UDSM, TANZANIA

A GLIMPSE AT SOME OF THE KEY EVENTS

DAY 1: Monday 13 April 2009

Poem Performance by Prof. Kofi Anyidoho

Nyerere Annual Lecture Part 1 on 'New Imperialisms' by Prof. Wole Soyinka

DAY 2: Tuesday 14 April 2009

Nyerere Annual Lecture Part 2 on 'New Imperialisms' by Prof. Wole Soyinka

Mwalimu Nyerere Documentary by M-Net

Special Song by Karola Kinasha

Premium Show of Mwalimu: The Legacy of Julius Kambarage Nyerere by ZIFF

DAY 3: Wednesday 15 April 2009

Nkrumah Centenary Lecture: ' Beyond His Place, Beyond His Time: Nkrumah's Heritage in the New Millenium' by Prof. Kofi Anyidoho

Kwame Nkrumah's Pan-Africanism - An Interactive Dialogue led by Prof. Joseph Oloka-Onyango

Thinking with Mwalimu - An Interactive Dialogue led by Prof. Issa Shivji

DAY 4: Thursday 16 April 2009

Introducing the Book 'The African Union and New Strategies for Development in Africa' edited by Said Adejumobi and Adebayo Olukoshi

Vice Chancellor's Palaver on 'Pan-Africanism and Development' led by Prof. Rwekaza Mukandala

Valedictory by Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi

DAY 5: Friday 17 April 2009

A Day of Academic Reflections: Symposium on the Teaching of History at the University of Dar-es-Salaam (UDSM)
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PUBLIC INVITATION FROM THE HOST

Dear Wanazuoni:

I am very happy to inform you that the plans for the JULIUS NYERERE INTELLECTUAL FESTIVAL WEEK April 13th to 17th, 2009 have now been finalised. I am attaching the programme. We are expecting some 35 guests from outside, including, hopefully, Frantz Fanon’s son, Olivier, and Kwame Nkrumah’s son, Gamal. Professor Wole Soyinka will deliver the inaugural Nyerere Annual Lectures, 2009. A strong delegation from our pan-African research organisation
CODESRIA is expected. We are also expecting colleagues from Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa. There will be a series of inter-active dialogues on Mwalimu, Nkrumah and on issues pertaining to continental unity and development. The kaulimbiu of the Week is: binadamu wote ni sawa, Afrika ni Moja. Afrika Must Unite.

All the events are open to the public to attend and participate. I would personally like wanazuoni to be in the forefront to reflect on and discuss our continent. This is a great opportunity for us to begin to look for alternatives, to say bye-bye to the silly TINA [there is no alternative] syndrome of Margaret Thatcher. Please come in great numbers, participate fully and feel the force of the collective. Preceding the Week, we invite you to generate a big debate on pan-Africanism – in newspapers, in Radio and TV talk shows, in workshops and at busstops!. If you have anything written which you would like to place in newspapers or if you want to be part of a talk show, please liaise with
BASHIRU ALLY, the convenor of the publicity sub-committee who would help to place your piece in newspapers or find you a slot in a talk show.

Issa G. Shivji
Mwalimu Nyerere Professor of Pan-African Studies
University of Dar es Salaam
P. O. Box 35091
Dar es Salaam - Tanzania
Tel: 255-(0)22 - 2410 763
Cell: 255 (0) 754 475 372
Res. 255-(0)22-2118 620
email:
issashivji@cats-net.com
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