The autobiography by the former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, titled “My Life, My Purpose: A Tanzanian President Remembers” is set to be released on 12th November, 2019 at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The launching ceremony will be officiated by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli. Two former Tanzanian Presidents; H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi and H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete; will be in attendance. The event will also include current and former high-level government officials; business leaders; development partners; academia; representatives from book stores, libraries, civil society and youth.

The book, published by Mkuki na Nyota with support of UONGOZI Institute, contains H.E. Mkapa’s personal account of his unique memories. The memoirs range from his childhood, time as president, and his continuing post-retirement involvement on the international stage of development and peace mediation. They are enriched by his views on leadership and advice for aspiring leaders.

Participation in the launching ceremony will be by invitation only. The book will be available in various book stores and libraries in Tanzania, and online through Amazon and African Books Collective after November 12th.