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."
Forward Ever A short biography of Kwame Nkrumah providing an introduction to his life and work. Set within the context of PanAfricanism the book covers the whole period of Nkrumah's life from childhood through to his death in Bucharest on 27th April 1972.
‘I was born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.’‘My dad was a freedom fighter, waging war for an independent state: South Sudan.’‘We lived in a small country town, in the deep south of Western Australia.’‘I never knew black people could be Muslim until I met my North African friends.’‘My mum and my dad courted illegally under the Apartheid regime.’‘My first impression of Australia was a housing commission in the north of Tasmania.’‘Somalis use this term, “Dhaqan Celis”. “Dhaqan” means culture and “Celis” means return.’Learning to kick a football in a suburban schoolyard. Finding your feet as a young black dancer. Discovering your grandfather’s poetry. Meeting Nelson Mandela at your local church. Facing racism from those who should protect you. Dreading a visit to the hairdresser. House- hopping across the suburbs. Being too black. Not being black enough. Singing to find your soul, and then losing yourself again.Welcome to African Australia.Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together voices from the regions of Africa and the African diaspora, including the Caribbean and the Americas. Told with passion, power and poise, these are the stories of African-diaspora Australians.Contributors include Faustina Agolley, Santilla Chingaipe, Carly Findlay, Khalid Warsame, Nyadol Nyuon, Tariro Mavondo and many, many more.
This volume of Conakry letters reflect correspondence between Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and others concerned about the African Revolution. All or parts of the letters included in this volume have never been published before. Pan-Africanists throughout the world will find the words of Nkrumah inspirational and needed more today than ever before.
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.