Amandla’s Doug Miller talks to Andrew Ivaska about transnational activism in Tanzania in the 60’s and 70’s, when Dar es Salaam was a hub of activism attracting key figures of anti-colonialism from around the world.
Andrew Ivaska is associate professor in the history faculty of Concordia University in Montreal and also the author of "Cultured States: Youth, Gender, and Modern Style in 1960s Dar es Salaam".
Our regular contributor Doug Miller has been traveling for the past two months in Africa and was recently in Tanzania as part of a research project for an upcoming book on social movements in the 60 and 70s in that part of the world. While in Tanzania Doug met an old friend named Kapote Mwakasungura who was part of the united students African revolutionary front that brought together students from all over southern Africa. In those days, Dar es Salaam was at the crossroads of revolutionary movements from all over Africa.
Here is part of a discussion with our good friend and collaborator Doug Miller and his old acquaintance Kapote Mwakasungura.