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Africa's Winds of Change: Memoirs of an International by Al Noor Kassum

By Al Noor Kassum

The Sixties have been a tumultuous interval within the heritage of Africa as one kingdom after one other received independence from the colonial powers. This used to be relatively real of Tanzania because it sought to carve out a task for itself among conflicting ecu and inter-African pursuits. It was once in those impressive instances that Al Noor Kassum rose to develop into a fashionable political determine in newly self reliant Tanzania. Hand-picked by means of Julius Nyerere - later to turn into the country's first President - to run for elections on a Tanganyika African nationwide Union price tag, he launched into a occupation that introduced him to prominence nationally and internationally.Africa's Winds of swap files the alterations that experience taken position in Tanzania from the center of the 20 th century to the current day, during the prism of an East African Asian adventure. the writer sheds new gentle at the personality and legacy of Julius Nyerere, who emerges as significantly diverse from the stereotypical anti-Western firebrand which turned his photo within the West.Africa's Winds of switch bargains a desirable own historical past of a special African country at a serious degree in its improvement.

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In 1961 Unesco had appointed Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (the second son of the late Aga Khan, who later became the UN High Commissioner for Refugees) Executive Secretary of its International Action Committee for the Preservation of Nubia. In spite of the Cold War, this committee had brought together prominent archaeologists from Eastern Europe and the West to save the ancient treasures of Abu Simbel, the temples of Philae and Kalabsha and the Christian churches of Nubia. The archaeologists had recommended that the historical monuments facing inundation should be moved to a higher location.

Aga Khan Provincial Education Board was Jafferali Ali Meghji. **** In the following years I became quite popular in political and business circles, and was invited to Government House and parties. I was often asked to give speeches to organizations like the Rotary club as well as within the Ismaili community. Life was very enjoyable. I played tennis and I danced. I am very fond of dancing – ballroom as well as Indian folk dances, and I went to music parties regularly. Although I was brought up in a staunchly religious family and went to mosque and offered prayers regularly, because of my absence from home my knowledge of my religion was somewhat limited.

Would that not be the conception that we are trying to seek? It would equally, I say, Sir, be correct in saying that to attach the name of ‘European’, ‘African’ or ‘Asian’ to any Government body is today an anachronism. I talk, for instance, in terms of the European Education Authority, or the Indian Education Authority or the African Advisory Committee. If we are going to consider speaking in terms of one nationhood and a non-racial policy, which the 32 AFRICA’S WINDS OF CHANGE oneness implies, then surely we should begin immediately by implementing that in some constructive and concrete form, and I would say, Sir, that an authority of oneness be immediately implemented and an education system on that basis be introduced in this country.

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