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Author Ahlman, Jeffrey S., 1982- author

Title Living with Nkrumahism : nation, state, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana / Jeffrey S. Ahlman
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series New African histories
New African histories series
Contents Introduction: Decolonization and the Pan-African nation -- The world of Kwame Nkrumah : Pan-Africanism, empire, and the Gold Coast in global perspective -- From the Gold Coast to Ghana : modernization and the politics of Pan-African nation-building -- A new type of citizen : youth and the making of Pan-African citizenship -- "Work and happiness for all" : productivity and the political economy of Pan-African revolution -- Working for the revolution : gender, secrecy, and security in the Pan-African state -- Negotiating Nkrumahism : belonging, uncertainty, and the Pan-African one-party state -- Conclusion: "Forward ever, backward never."
Summary In the 1950s, Ghana, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People's Party, drew the world's attention as anticolonial activists, intellectuals, and politicians looked to it as a model for Africa's postcolonial future. Nkrumah was a visionary, a statesman, and one of the key makers of contemporary Africa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972 -- Influence
Decolonization -- Ghana
Pan-Africanism
Ghana -- Politics and government -- 1957-1979
Ghana -- Politics and government -- 1979-2001
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821446150 (electronic bk.)
9780821446157 (electronic bk.)