I blog what I observe around me, and I end up writing on a wide range of subjects including cultural tourism, customs and traditions, travel, and mountaineering. Specifically, what happens in and around the village of Butiama, the birthplace and final resting place of Tanzania's founding president, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.
Butiama Bed & Breakfast
Friday, 15 July 2011
Visitors to Butiama: Dr. Thomas Molony
Dr. Thomas Molony, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of African Studies of the University of Edinburgh, is staying at Butiama for most of the month of July writing a book on Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922 – 1999), Tanzania’s founding president.
Dr. Thomas Molony
His biography on Mwalimu will cover the period between 1922 – 1952, when Mwalimu graduated from the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Molony has conducted research in Tanzania and the United Kingdom for some time and this is his second visit to Butiama. He aims to have the book published before the end of the year, in time for the 50th anniversary of Tanzania’s independence on 9th December.