by Yuri Smertin
International Publishers, 2002
Paperback – 180 pages
(price includes p&h within Australia)
This is an extremely interesting book about a farsighted African leader with a world outlook and concept of African unity and development along socialist lines. He occupies a special place in the history of the African continent’s national liberation struggles during the 1950s and ‘60s, when African nations gained their political independence from their Western colonisers. He recognised that the struggles in Africa were part of the global anti-imperialist movement. Known as the “Father of the Nation”, Nkrumah died in exile, having been previously deposed in a reactionary coup. He left an extensive theoretical legacy. Smertin’s study of Nkrumah’s life and work explains his contribution to Ghana’s independence and development, including errors and miscalculations.