Universitatea din Bucureşti, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice University of Bucureşti, Faculty of Political Sciencis
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6-7 / 2011
Nkrumah or the liberator
The following study examines the African decolonization, observing the strange ideological hybrid composed from the mixture of pan-Africanism and Leninism. The personality of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first life-long president, serves as an excellent case study, showing how the European and American education finally led to a detachment from Europe, in an effort of eliminating the colonial stigmata. Eventually, this „African Washington”, as Kwame Nkrumah was called in hagiographical texts, dominated by the European complex of the Revolutionary, developed not a fesible political programme, but an African avatar of the Leninist political theology.
Keywords: African decolonization, Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, pan-Africanism, African Leninism
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