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Launch of Julius Nyerere’s book, ‘Women’s Freedom: Women are Eagles not Chickens’

Former President of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere (RIP) wrote a book on “WOMEN’S FREEDOM” while he was an undergraduate student at Makerere University in 1944. The manuscript written in Kiswahili was found in his documents after his death in 1999.  The Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD) got a copy of the printed Kiswahili version of the book, translated it into English and got permission from The Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation (MNF) to publish it. The launch of the book coincided with the commemoration of 50 years of the University of East Africa (UEA) and celebration of Julius Nyerere’s life on Saturday 29th June 2013 at Makerere University.

The event, sponsored by UNESCO and The Government of Sweden drew together the sister universities that constituted the University of East Africa, namely: University of Dar-es-Salaam, Nairobi University and Makerere University. The Nyerere family and Professor Ngugi wa Thiong were among the special guest of Makerere University. The book is available at the GMD offices and Fountain Publishers for only Uganda shillings twenty thousand (20,000) or US$ 10. The proceeds from the book will go towards scholarships for academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged youth from East Africa to study at Makerere University.

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Kampala – Uganda