Left is the cover of Issue 19 (1984), the first issue edited by David, covering the death of Edward Sokoine in a car crash. To the right is the familiar green cover David introduced a year later which many readers will remember.

As the incoming editor of Tanzanian Affairs, I feel very lucky – and a little daunted – to be able to follow in the footsteps of David Brewin, who has done a fantastic job editing the journal for more than 30 years. Over that time, Tanzanian Affairs has evolved and grown under his stewardship into the engaging, informative and highly respected publication that it is today. I am sure you will all join me in thanking him for his remarkable work.

David has now decided it is time to step back from the editorship, though I am delighted to say that he will continue to be involved as a contributor.

I promise to do my best to protect David’s wonderful legacy and to maintain the high regard in which TA is held by its readers.

Ben Taylor Incoming Editor, Tanzanian Affairs

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