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Books by Kwame Nkrumah (Author of Neo-Colonialism)

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Kwame Nkrumah Speech that Predicted the Current African Awakening

Ghana’s first president accurately predicted what Africa’s former European colonizers would do

In the period of [African colonial independence] the beacon country from Africa was Ghana, first to achieve independence in The new nation's most influential figure was its prime minister, later president, Kwame Nkrumah. When Nkrumah was born in , Ghana was still the Gold Coast, a British colony known for its plantations and for being the world's largest producer of cocoa. Its frontiers were the result of bargains among the colonial powers -- Britain, France, and Germany -- that did not correspond to the historical boundaries of the kingdoms that preceded colonization, particularly the once-mighty Ashanti empire. Nkrumah, who came from a modest, traditional family, received his early education at the hands of Catholic missionaries.

Post-colonial studies have shown extensively that despite achieving independence, the influences of colonialism and its agents are still very much present in the lives of most former colonies. Practically, every aspect of the ex-colonized society still harbors colonial influences. These influences, their agents and effects constitute the subject matter of neocolonialism. The term has become an essential theme in African Philosophy, most especially in African political philosophy. It was described as the deliberate and continued survival of the colonial system in independent African states, by turning these states into victims of political, mental, economic, social, military and technical forms of domination carried out through indirect and subtle means that did not include direct violence. Neocolonialism has since become a theme in African philosophy around which a body of literature has evolved and has been written and studied by scholars in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

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By David Birmingham. The book admirably traces the problems Nkrumah faced as a student and aspiring politician…. The book is a colorful biography and assists the reader in understanding the tribulations and aspirations of Third World leaders in guiding their countries through the uncertain transition from colonialism to independence. The first African statesman to achieve world recognition was Kwame Nkrumah , who became president of the new Republic of Ghana in He campaigned ceaselessly for African solidarity and for the liberation of southern Africa from white settler rule. His greatest achievement was to win the right of black peoples in Africa to have a vote and to determine their own destiny. He turned a dream of liberation into a political reality.

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