Julius Nyerere's friends recall that he had long worried about the closeness of Zanzibar to the Tanganyikan mainland. "If I could tow that island into the middle of the Indian Ocean," he had said a few years earlier, "I'd do it." At a dinner party in Dar es Salaam a year or two before independence, he had remarked that he thought one of Tanganyika's biggest problems in later years would be Zanzibar.No, I'm not joking," " he said at the time. "An alien monarchy, with the sons dabbling in politics. It's very vulnerable to outside influences. I fear it will be a big headache for us." -William Edgett Smith We Must Run While They Walk, p. 121.