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Title:Nkrumah's Philosophy of African History: Some Considerations on a Neglected Theme
Author:Momoh, Abubakar
Year:1996
Periodical:Transafrican Journal of History (ISSN 0251-0391)
Volume:25
Pages:29-44
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
Africa
Subjects:politicians
history
Politics and Government
History and Exploration
History, Archaeology
philosophy
Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972
About person:Francis Nwia Kofie Nkrumah (1909-1972)ISNI
Abstract:Kwame Nkrumah's philosophy of African history also informs his notion of politics and African personality. Nkrumah is an interpreter of a historical process which he hopes to transform through political action. His position is that Africa's precolonial history is rich in intellectual and material terms. However, colonialism distorted that history in order to impose moral superiority and domination on Africa. Nkrumah argues that Africans need to recapture the essence of African history and utilize it in their struggles against imperialism and underdevelopment. The philosophy of that historical heritage has a cleansing and inspiring role to play in Africa's ideological and political struggle. Bibliogr., sum.
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