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Author Rahman, Ahmad A.

Title The regime change of Kwame Nkrumah : epic heroism in Africa and the diaspora / Ahmad A. Rahman
Edition First edition
Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 250 pages)
Contents The call and preparation of the hero -- The early stages of the hero's quest -- Africa's future in England -- The hero returns -- Resistance and betrayal -- The Watson commission and the Coussey committee -- Independence: the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end
Summary This book is a new and innovative approach to writing a political biography and intellectual history. Ahmad A. Rahman provides a fresh perspective on Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to become Africa's first sub-Saharan country to gain independence after World War II. Rahman analyzes Nkrumah's behavior through utilizing the epic hero patterns of Call, Quest, and Return. The scholarship is unique in its attention to Nkrumah's experiences in the United States, using recently declassified U.S. and British government documents. Nkrumah is portrayed as an epic hero who gained stature by overcoming enemies but who, like Africa's previous epic heroes, eventually lost his "throne" to increasingly stronger opponents
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-242) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972.
Presidents -- Ghana.
Ghana -- Politics and government -- 1957-1979.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230603483
1403965692 (hbk.)
9781403965691 (hbk.)