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
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.
"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.
It is an experiential story of how seven young people developed an idea to do a movie on the life of a great African Personality: Dr Kwame Nkrumah. The book documents the genesis of the movie project and how this young team carried out primary and secondary research to understand the personality of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first black man to win independence for his country. The book details the engagement this young team had with resourceful people who provided them with materials and information on Nkrumah and his contemporaries. More so, the challenges of filmmaking encountered by the group are highlighted in the book. Some of the interviews and interactions captured in the book are discussions with Nkrumah’s daughter, personal photographer, friends and ministers. Also, discussions with renowned researchers, film directors and film companies are carefully chronicled. Albeit, the intention of this young team is to do a movie on Nkrumah; however, the book reveals the backstory of how the entire project began and the difficulties that were encountered in the process of doing a movie that has never been done. It is an unusual happening for young people to dedicate six years of their life to embark on an adventure that many doubted was possible. Nonetheless, their faith and determination to realise this dream inspired them to persevere and work hard, and this book simply tells the story of these young people who abandoned everything to pursue their dream of doing a movie on the Man of the Millennium: Dr Kwame Nkrumah, a great leader that Africa once had.