The book draws on various sources, including interviews, academic seminars, reflections on Kwame Nkrumah by his contemporaries, family members, the youth in Ghana, Africanists, and selected original academic papers focusing on Kwame Nkrumah’s life and times. It concludes that President Kwame Nkrumah’s Pan-African vision in the 1950s and 1960s remains relevant today and for the future of Africa in the 21st century.
“Gordon’s ability to chronicle Kwame Nkrumah’s life, intellectual acumen, transformational and visionary leadership, approaches to social change, and an Africanization process marshalled by the reconfiguration of the African personality and policy, sets this book apart from other works about Kwame Nkrumah. This work on Nkrumah and his presidency is not an end unto itself, but a conceptual bridge for Africanists and African enthusiasts to travel to the future.
--Seth N. Asumah, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair, Africana Studies Department,
State University of New York at Cortland
“In Revisiting Kwame Nkrumah: Pathways for the Future Professor Gordon provides us with a unique window into Nkrumah the man and his ideals, from the perspective of both Nkrumah's better known contemporaries, as well as many of those "ordinary" people whose lives were directly impacted by his visions for Ghana and Africa.
--Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Professor and Former Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Jacob Ukunoritsemofe Gordon, Emeritus Professor of African Studies at the University of Kansas, was born in the former British Colony of Nigeria. He served as Kwame Nkrumah Endowed Chair in African Studies at the University of Ghana, 2012-2015. He is the author or co-author of two dozen books, numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, and monographs.
History, World Rights, Politics, AFRICA