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Opinions of Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Columnist: Kwarteng, Francis

Some Source Materials By And About Kwame Nkrumah 1

We have decided to use this series to provide information on a partial list of writings on Nkrumah, his work and legacy, etc. We are doing this in direct response to readers’ request. We will also hope that those who are not adequately informed about Nkrumah and his ideas may take advantage of the series to acquaint themselves with these comprehensive source materials on him.

However, we may want to point out that about ten percent or so of this serial collection of source materials will not directly deal with Nkrumah as a person, per se, but the theories, conjectures, and issues they explore generally provide the necessary backgrounds required to ground Nkrumah’s ideas in the realm of methodological legitimacy! We shall begin with works by Nkrumah and then proceed to outline other works written by individuals around the globe. Here we go:

BOOKS BY KWAME NKRUMAH:

1) Africa Must Unite 2) Axioms of Kwame Nkrumah 3) Challenge of the Congo 4) Class Struggle in Africa 5) Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonization 6) Dark Days in Ghana 7) Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah 8) Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare 9) I Speak of Freedom 10) Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism 11) Revolutionary Path 12) Rhodesia Files 13) The Struggle Continues 14) Towards Colonial Freedom 15) Voice from Conakry ……………………............... ……………………………... ……………………………...

PAMPHLETS BY KWAME NKRUMAH:

1) What I Mean By Positive Action 2) The Specter Of Black Power 3) Ghana: The Way Out 4) The Big Lie Two Myths 5) Hands Off Africa! 6) The Myth Of The Third World

MISCELLENIOUS (Courtesy of Ama Biney’s book “The Social And Political Thought of Kwame Nkrumah”):

1) Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's Directions For The Running Of The Convention People's Party And The 'Evening News' From James Fort Prison, Accra, 22 JANUARY 1950-12 FEBRUARY 1951.

2) Detention And Death In Nsawam Prison, M.E. Obestebi Lamptey: Extracts From Evidence Of Witnesses At The Commission Of Enquiry Into Ghana Prisons.

We shall return…