This book catalogues the life of one of Africa’s greatest modern leaders, Salim Ahmed Salim. Spanning more than seven decades, Salim’s story is one of tenacity, compassion and perseverance.
In his youth, Salim actively engaged in the politics of the day in Zanzibar and helped shape the newly independent United Republic of Tanzania. He went on to serve his country in various capacities as a diplomat, prime minister and statesman. He later became Africa’s top diplomat, heading the then Organization of African Unity for an unprecedented three successive terms.
His commitment to Tanzania and Africa continued thereafter through his work for African think tanks and the African Union.
Edited by Jakkie Cilliers with a foreword by Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission