The Death and Symbolic “Resurrection” of Kwame Nkrumah
I had to combat not only tribalism but the African tradition that a man’s first duty was to his family group and that therefore nepotism was the highest of all virtues. While I believe we had largely eliminated tribalism as an active force, its by-products and those of the family system were still with us. I could not have chosen my government without some regard to tribal origins and even, within the Party itself, there was at times a tendency to condemn or recommend some individual on the basis of his tribal or family origin.1
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- 1.Kwame Nkrumah, Dark Days in Ghana (1968; new ed., New York: International Publishers, 1969), 66.Google Scholar
- 3.See National Liberation Council and the Ministry of Information, The Rebirth of Ghana: The End of Tyranny (Accra-Tema: State Publishing Corporation, Printing Division, 1966), 6–20.Google Scholar
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