Abstract

Celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Kwame Nkrumah, this essay reflects on contemporary aspects of observations presented in Africa Must Unite, Nkrumah's magnum opus, which made a comprehensive case for uniting the newly independent states of Africa. The focus here is on the utility of the conceptual framework that Nkrumah provided for the purpose of evaluating expressions of continental unification in Africa. Nkrumah's notions of neocolonialism, the political kingdom, and balkanization are examined. Conditions and contexts have evolved, but current manifestations of the debate about continental unification show the continued relevance of Nkrumah's claims

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1978
Print ISSN
0001-9887
Pages
pp. 43-63
Launched on MUSE
2010-12-08
Open Access
No
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