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Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism

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Kwame Nkrumah NEO-COLONIALISM THE LAST STAGE OF IMPERIALISM This is the book which, when first published in 1965, caused such an uproar in the US State Department that a sharp note of protest was sent to Kwame Nkrumah and the $25million of American "aid" to Ghana was promptly cancelled.
Published January 6th 2009 by Panaf (first published April 1st 1965)
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Matthew Quest
Kwame Nkrumah's Neo-Colonialism is the classic statement on the post-colonial condition. African, Caribbean and Third World nation-states after flag independence find they have achieved government or state power but still cannot control the political economies of their country as they appear to be directed from the outside by multi-national corporations. Many African Americans use this analysis to suggest even when Black people win elections they really are not in charge and this is consistent w ...more
TJ Petrowski
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A powerful indictment of U.S.-led Western imperialism's exploitation and plundering of Africa. The author, the first President and Prime Minister of Ghana, takes Lenin's famous book on imperialism and applies it specifically to Africa.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you read & liked Lenins „Imperialism“, you‘ll love this. As the title suggests, Nkrumah uses the same methods as Lenin, looking at economic and political methods of control, but applying it to the world since World War 2.
Nkrumah is a lot easier to read than Lenin, possibly because he writes a few decades later. Most of this book is, like „Imperialism“, an analysis of economics and politics. However, where I feel like I got more out of reading „Neo-Colonialism“ than Lenin, was the last cha
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"The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside."

Published the year before he was overthrown, the then-President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah uses "Neo-Colonialism: the last stage of imperialism" as a warning of an emergent trend experienced by the newly-independent nations. He says that neo-colonialis
an essential exposition of the workings of neo-colonialism in africa.
Jamal Bray
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Awesome read, Kwame Nkrumah R.I.P
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Kwame Nkrumah PC was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the first prime minister and president of Ghana, having led it to independence from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.