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The Regime Change of Kwame Nkrumah : Epic Heroism in Africa And the Diaspora (Hardcover)

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This book is a new and innovative approach to writing a political biography and intellectual history.  Ahmad A. Rahman provides a fresh perspective on Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to become Africa's first sub-Saharan country to gain independence after World War II.  Rahman analyzes Nkrumah's behavior through utilizing the epic hero patterns of Call, Quest, and Return.  The scholarship is unique  in its attention to Nkrumah's experiences in the United States, using recently declassified U.S. and British government documents.  Nkrumah is portrayed as an epic hero who gained stature by overcoming enemies but who, like Africa's previous epic heroes, eventually lost his "throne" to increasingly stronger opponents. 

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9781403965691
SKU 203200349
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403965692
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0250
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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