As a revolutionary, Kwame Nkrumah tried to use Marxism to think about African realities, and as a theorist of pan-Africanism, he fought against the colonialism that was suffocating the African continent. He led his country to independence in 1957 and became its first president. During his tenure, he strove to make Ghana the beacon of revolution in Africa, to break with the legacy of colonialism and misery, and to begin building a new socialist society. Despite the real difficulties and contradictions of the Ghanaian experiment – which was partly sabotaged by some of his own people – his achievements were real.
Kwame Nkrumah understood and analysed the dangers of neo-colonialism, and proposed solutions for Africa to escape this new oppression. Unfortunately, he often found himself alone and not listened to enough. In 1966, he was overthrown by a reactionary coup d’état in the pay of the former colonial power.
Kwame Nkrumah is the author of several valuable theoretical writings, which are worth reading today, and which deserve to be known, as well as his political action, so true is it that the unfulfilled potential of the past can be solutions to the deadlocks of the present, and paths to the future.
To better understand the thought and work of Kwame Nkrumah, to discuss his significance for the world today, the Labour Party and CETIM invite you to
Wednesday 27 April 2022, at 7pm
At the Cercle du Mail, 25 Rue du Vieux-Billard, 1205 Geneva
Public debate, with :
Jean Ziegler, sociologist, former special rapporteur to the UN, former National Councillor
Bouda Etemad, historian, specialist in colonisation
Amzat Boukari-Yabara, historian, specialist in pan-Africanism
Marie-France Martinez, communication officer of CETIM
Alexander Eniline, co-president of PST-POP
Followed by a convivial evening, music, food and drinks at popular prices
Public event, free entrance, come in large numbers!