The Political and Social Thought of Kwame Nkrumah

Author: A. Biney
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023011864X
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Inspired by Gandhi's non-violent campaign of civil disobedience to achieve political ends, Kwame Nkrumah led present-day Ghana to independence. This analysis of his political, social and economic thought centres on his own writings, and re-examines his life and thought by focusing on the political discourse and controversies surrounding him.

Kwame Nkrumah

Author: Ebenezer Obiri Addo
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761813187
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This book examines how Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first post-colonial political leader legitimized his rule. It argues that Nkrumah found in religion a way to weld ethnicnically diverse groups with primordial attachments together. Through his employment he was able to spearhead the building of a nation he named Ghana. Social, anthropological, as well as political theories from Max Weber, Clifford Geertz, Kofi Busia, Ali Mazrui, David Apter, and others are utilized to examine the Nkrumah phenomenon. Specifically, the book contributes to the extensive literature on Nkrumah by supplying an often neglected link: The role of religion in Nkrumah's life, thought and career. By so doing it emphasizes the role of religious ideas and religious action in Ghanaian politics.

The Struggle for the Long Term in Transnational Science and Politics

Author: Jenny Andersson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317511441
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This book reconsiders the power of the idea of the future. Bringing together perspectives from cultural history, environmental history, political history and the history of science, it investigates how the future became a specific field of action in liberal democratic, state socialist and post-colonial regimes after the Second World War. It highlights the emergence of new forms of predictive scientific expertise in this period, and shows how such forms of expertise interacted with political systems of the Cold War world order, as the future became the prism for dealing with post-industrialisation, technoscientific progress, changing social values, Cold War tensions and an emerging Third World. A forgotten problem of cultural history, the future re-emerges in this volume as a fundamentally contested field in which forms of control and central forms of resistance met, as different actors set out to colonise and control and others to liberate. The individual studies of this book show how the West European, African, Romanian and Czechoslovak "long term" was constructed through forms of expertise, computer simulations and models, and they reveal how such constructions both opened up new realities but also imposed limits on possible futures.

Wie man unsere Namen schreibt

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104007330
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Chinua Achebe - seine Essays zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch ›Mein Vater und ich‹, ›Meine Töchter‹ - in 17 persönlichen, polemischen und politischen Essays betrachtet Chinua Achebe den Bogen seines Lebens. Kein Autor hat die Signatur, mit der ihn Afrika prägte, so deutlich beschrieben, analysiert und um seine Anerkennung gekämpft wie Achebe. In dem zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch vorliegenden Band erzählt er von seiner Kindheit, seiner Herkunft und seinem Erbe: von dem Kind in Nigeria bis zu dem Verkehrsunfall, der ihn über zwanzig Jahre an den Rollstuhl fesselte. »Ohne das Werk von Chinua Achebe wäre die afrikanische Literatur überhaupt nicht vorstellbar. Seine Leidenschaft, sein scharfer Geist, seine glasklare Prosa sind unübertrefflich.« Toni Morrison

Africa in Black Liberation Activism

Author: Tunde Adeleke
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315409305
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This book revisits and analyzes three of the most accomplished twentieth century Black Diaspora activists: Malcolm X (1925–1965), Stokely Carmichael (1941–1998) and Walter Rodney (1942–1980). All three began their careers in the Diaspora and later turned toward Africa. This became the foundation for developing and solidifying a global force that would advance the struggles of Africans and people of African descent in the Diaspora. Adeleke engages and explores this “African-centered” discourse of resistance which informed the collective struggles of these three men. The book illuminates shared and unifying attributes as well as differences, presenting these men as unified by a continuum of struggle against, and resistance to, shared historical and cultural challenges that transcended geographical spaces and historical times. Africa in Black Liberation Activism will be of interest to scholars and students of African-American history, African Studies and the African Diaspora.

This Worldwide Struggle

Author: Sarah Azaransky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190262206
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This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement identifies a network of black Christian intellectuals and activists who looked abroad, even in other religious traditions, for ideas and practices that could transform American democracy. From the 1930s to the 1950s, they drew lessons from independence movements around for the world for an American racial justice campaign. Their religious perspectives and methods of moral reasoning developed theological blueprints for the classical phase of the Civil Rights Movement. The network included professors and public intellectuals Howard Thurman, Benjamin Mays, and William Stuart Nelson, each of whom met with Mohandas Gandhi in India; ecumenical movement leaders, notably YWCA women, Juliette Derricotte, Sue Bailey Thurman, and Celestine Smith; and pioneers of black Christian nonviolence James Farmer, Pauli Murray, and Bayard Rustin. People in this group became mentors and advisors to and coworkers with Martin Luther King and thus became links between Gandhi, who was killed in 1948, and King, who became a national figure in 1956. Azaransky's research reveals fertile intersections of worldwide resistance movements, American racial politics, and interreligious exchanges that crossed literal borders and disciplinary boundaries, and underscores the role of religion in justice movements. Shedding new light on how international and interreligious encounters were integral to the greatest American social movement of the last century, This Worldwide Struggle confirms the relationship between moral reflection and democratic practice, and it contains vital lessons for movement building today.