Those who opposed the protests will argue that the sacrifices made to secure these gains came at too great a cost. Students and staff were traumatised. Infrastructure was destroyed. Books and artworks were burned.
The book also highlights Nyerere’s power consolidation through overt and covert means. However, his voluntary retirement from the presidency in 1985 meant that he took the elder statesman mantle.
Viktor spends his days immersed in his computer. He connects with the world through Facebook and Twitter, writing blogs and posting them on a website of radical politics. He longs for practice, for life in action.
The draft constitution for the new Malawi nation arrived from London with “Uganda” crossed out and “Malawi” written in its place, and extensive provisions for the Buganda Kabaka still included.
Humour functions both as a personal coping mechanism of the poor to deal with social meltdown, and as a political tool to “puncture the hubris of state power”