Class Struggle In Africa
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Editorial DescriptionRecent African history has exposed the close links between the interests of imperialism and neo-colonialism and the African bourgeoisie. This book reveals the nature and extent of the class struggle in Africa, and sets it in the broad context of the African Revolution and the world socialist revolution. 86pp; 1 map
Reader ReviewsReview of Class Struggle in Africa
Class Struggle in Africa provides an excellent analysis of the various economic classes in Africa and a historical analysis of the development of these classes. In addition, Nkrumah provides a solution to problem of neo-colonialism and other manifestations of capitalism. This book will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand the class reality of Africa today.
Kwame Nkrumah's ideas are as much a failure in theory as they are in practice. His book, like much communist literature, goes from describing the problem to insisting on communism as the only solution, typically with weak supports. One case in point is his insistence that the military should be under the control of the communist party of the country, without explaining why he seems to belive this would be better than the military being non-partisan.
In his government, Nkrumah attempted to put several of these ideas into practice, and Ghana suffered. When the expected backlash happened, he removed press freedoms and implemented a one-party dictatorship. He was ousted in absentia to thunderous applause.