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By David Rooney

"The yearlong occasion of Ghana's Golden Jubilee presents a becoming context for the republication of the booklet Kwame Nkrumah: imaginative and prescient and Tragedy. within the lead-up to the party and over the process the 12 months, the lifestyles and occasions of Kwame Nkrumah will obtain remarkable public realization, legitimate and unofficial. Kwame Nkrumah's very broad name-recognition is, satirically, observed through sketchy, frequently oversimplified wisdom concerning the occasions and tactics of his lifestyles and instances. for many of these born after independence in 1957, such wisdom doesn't expand a lot past who Kwame Nkrumah used to be and imprecise notions approximately "he received us Independence". This publication offers new fabric and new research, which is helping to explain elements of the list, whereas advancing new views. What comes throughout truly during the ebook is the numerous contribution of Nkrumah's imaginative and prescient and character at a serious second within the heritage of Africa and the 3rd global. He, maybe greater than the other, used to be capable of establish, concentration and catalyse the main components and avid gamers riding the fight for political independence in Ghana and liberation in different elements of Africa. within the technique, he dedicated his lifestyles and paintings absolutely to a large choice of actions and tactics in Ghana, the continent and within the worldwide Non-Aligned Movement." - Akilagpa Sawyerr organization of African Universities Accra, Ghana 10 March 2007 "This is an target research which might be learn by way of all excited about the historical past of post-colonial Africa." - Conor Cruise O'Brien Former Vice Chancellor, collage of Ghana, Legon. David Rooney is a expert on Ghana from Cambridge. His examine for this ebook unearthed unpublished fabric in Ghana, united kingdom, and the U.S., the place he had entry to CIA papers. He has written commonly at the Commonwealth and smooth Africa, and is the writer of a biography of Sir Charles Noble Arden Clarke.

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