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Ghana: Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah

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Kwame Nkrumah was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966.

Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonial rule in 1957, Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana and the first Prime Minister of Ghana. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 28th 2001 by International Publishers (first published 1957)
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This book along with The Autobiography of Malcolm X are making me rethink my understanding of autobiographies. Both books are very much about activism and had less about the lives of the men than I had anticipated. But maybe when you're in as deep as they were, your activism cannot be separated from your person. I don't know...
Richard Sandbrook
What fine hopes for the future of Ghana and Africa in this early postcolonial autobiography of Ghana's first prime minister and president. And what a disaster was to follow, with Nkrumah sharing much of the blame. The title itself forewarns the reader of the tragedy to come: Nkrumah identifies himself with Ghana. |That was the crux of the problem.
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The high hopes of independence before the morning after, great historical background into the current state of Africa.
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Although tedious in parts discussing the politics, an incredible story of the fight for independence breaks through.
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“History furnishes innumerable proofs of one of its own major laws; that the budding future is always stronger than the withering past.”

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