Nkrumah and the West

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Matteo Landricina

„The Ghana Experiment“ in British, American, German and Ghanaian Archives

ISBN 978-3-643-90972-5
Band-Nr. 34
Jahr 2018
Seiten 440
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studien zur Afrikanischen Geschichte

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90972-5 Kategorien: , ,


The developmental years of Ghana – the first state to
become independent from colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa in
1957 – were marked by the United Kingdom’s effort to
showcase its former colony as a model of successful
democracy export for the rest of Black Africa. They called
it the „Ghana Experiment“. Major Western powers like the
United States and West Germany participated in the attempt
to keep Ghana aligned with the West. As Ghana’s President
Kwame Nkrumah embarked on a bold anti-imperialistic,
pan-African policy, Britain and the United States concerted
a common strategy which accelerated Nkrumah’s eventual
downfall in 1966 and brought Ghana back into the Western
sphere of influence.

Dr. Matteo E. Landricina earned his Master’s
at Marburg University and his Ph.D. at Roma Tre University.
He presently works for the Federal Office for Migration and
Refugees in Berlin.