Walter Bgoya

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PublisherThe Funambulist2020
Recorded by Margarida Waco in Dar Es Salaam with Walter Bgoya on February 17, 2020. This conversation between Walter Bgoya and Margarida Waco reflects on the notion of progressive publishing in a post-colonial African context. Advocating for literature as a weapon of liberation, Bgoya examines three key moments in Tanzania’s modern history: colonialism, independency, and neoliberalism. In his account of the political framework, from the structural adjustments imposed by the World Bank and the IMF in the 80’s forcing the country on its knees, via the socialist policies deployed by the founding father of the Republic of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, to ...

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