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Chambi Chachage - Mhariri Mwalikwa/Guest Editor
INVITATION TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SPECIAL COMBINED ISSUE No. 4 and 5, OF CHEMCHEMI
This and next year many African countries, including Tanzania (Tanganyika) will be celebrating 50 years of their independence. Next year the University of Dar es Salaam will be celebrating its 50 years. Half a century is not a short period even in the life of a nation, more so in the case of a university. This is the occassion to look back, take stock and critically reflect on 50 years since we reclaimed our sovereignty and our right to think for ourselves. On this occassion, the editors of Chemchemi have decided to bring out a special combined issue (No. 4 & 5) of Chemchemi.
The special issue will be both in English and Kiswahili. We are now inviting articles in either language on any topic relevant to the theme. Where did we begin? Where are we at? Where is uhuru? What have been our problems, successes? What is our place in the global world today? What is the direction of our development? How do we assess various political and economic “experiments” tried out in Africa, in Tanzania? How do we periodise and understand 50 years of independence?
What is the state of higher education today? What have been the debates, discourses and discussions at the University fo Dar es Salaam, among African intellectuals? Can we look back and say: yes, indeed we played our role? Or have we abdicated our responsibility as the mirror of society? Where is the vision – Pan-Africanism, Freedom, Dignity – of the first generation of African nationalists? You may choose any topic/theme of your interest on which you believe you can make a contribution. Your contibution may be in the form of an article, or a review article based on a book or books, or a short story, poem etc.
1. Articles should not exceed 4000 words. They should be written in simple, clear style. Please minimise the number of footnotes. You may append a short list of references/bibliography at the end of your contribution.
2. An electronic copy of your contribution should reach the editors (whose emails are in the cc line) by November 30th, 2010. The special issue will be launched during the 3rd Julius Nyerere Intellectual Festival week beginning April 12, 2011.
We are expecting that you will respond enthusiastically in the great intellectual tradition of progressive debates which was the hallmark of the Hill.
Mwalimu Nyerere University 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
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