Fifty years after Ghana's independence, it is now clear that Kwame Nkrumah was 'a black star'. Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah seized opportunities to lead the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa away from from colonialism. In 1957, he became the first Prime Minister of Ghana. By the time, he was overthrown in a coup in 1966 most African countries, outside the settler-dominated South, had also achieved independence.
Kwame Nkrumah This is an authentic moving account of the life and work of KWAME NKRUMAH, "The Greatest African" (the words inscribed on his coffin in Guinea), by an author well qualified to write about him. In this biography, June Milne traces the life and work of Kwame Nkrumah from his birth in Nkroful in the western province of the Gold Coast (Ghana) to his death in Bucharest, Romania on 27 April, 1972. The b... Full description
"The political independence of Ghana in 1957 became the catalyst of freedom in many other African countries. In the midnight pronouncement of independence 5-6 March 1957, Kwame Nkrumah declared "The independece of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of the African continent".
I speak of Freedom contains a selection from the speeches of Kwame between 1947 and 196, linked by narrative. The main theme is Ghana's independence, political freedom preparing the way for a socialist programme of economic and social development, and the intensification of the Pan-African struggle for total liberation and unification."
KWAME NKRUMAH (1909-1972) Kwame Nkrumah. the Father of African Nationalism', turned a dream of liberation into a political reality. His African Revolution swept him to power through the ballot box. and in 1957 Ghana became the first black member of the British Commonwealth. Though overthrown by a military coup in 1966. he was the twentieth century's leading African Statesman, whose example inspired black peoples everywhere to seek their freedom. MAKERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY is a series of short, authoritative and often controversial biographies of statesmen and women who have shaped the modern world. Each volume is written by a specialist and places each subject within the context of their domestic politics as well as reassessing their international importance.