Vicensia Shule

Vicensia Shule reviews Issa G. Shivji's 'Where is Uhuru? Reflections on the Struggle for Democracy in Africa', a book in which the author 'eloquently expresses his thoughts on the evils of imperialism and neoliberalism'.

Vicensia Shule reviews Laura Edmondson's 'Performance and Politics in Tanzania: The Nation on Stage', a book which she regards as decidedly limited in its analysis of the evolution of Tanzanian theatre.

Vicensia Shule gives an appreciative review of Francis Nyamnjoh's 'Married but Available'.

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From the perspective of a fellow artist, Vicensia Shule, Mwalimu Nyerere’s role in the promotion of art and the welfare of artists is reviewed in this article. “Mwalimu”, Vicensia observes, “produced various pieces of theatre works” and “in his mission to decolonized theatre” he translated Shakespeare plays into Kiswahili. She further notes that he was able to link his Ujamaa philosophy with fine arts, as the case of renaming the famous ‘Dimoongo’ Makonde sculpture ‘Ujamaa’ illustrates. more