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By David Rooney

"The yearlong social gathering of Ghana's Golden Jubilee presents a becoming context for the republication of the e-book Kwame Nkrumah: imaginative and prescient and Tragedy. within the lead-up to the occasion and over the process the 12 months, the existence and instances of Kwame Nkrumah will obtain exceptional public realization, reputable and unofficial. Kwame Nkrumah's very vast name-recognition is, satirically, observed via sketchy, frequently oversimplified wisdom in regards to the occasions and procedures of his existence and occasions. 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 provides new fabric and new research, which is helping to explain facets of the checklist, whereas advancing new views. What comes throughout basically through the publication is the numerous contribution of Nkrumah's imaginative and prescient and character at a serious second within the background of Africa and the 3rd global. He, probably greater than the other, used to be capable of determine, concentration and catalyse the key elements and avid gamers riding the fight for political independence in Ghana and liberation in different elements of Africa. within the strategy, he dedicated his lifestyles and paintings absolutely to a wide selection 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 learn which could be learn by means of all excited by 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 His learn for this publication unearthed unpublished fabric in Ghana, united kingdom, and the U.S., the place he had entry to CIA papers.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 glossy Africa, and is the writer of a biography of Sir Charles Noble Arden Clarke.

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