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During Kwame Nkrumah's lifetime, one well-known publisher described him as "the only contemporary political writer who is certain to be read a hundred years from now". By the time of his death in 1972, some of Nkrumah's books had been translated into at least thirteen languages. Continuing into the new millennium, nearly all of Nkrumah's works are still in print, available through Panaf Books, and are read all over the world.

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AFRICA MUST UNITE

"No single part of Africa can be safe, or free to develop fully and independently, while any part remains unliberated, or while Africa's vast economic resources continue to be exploited by imperialist and neo-colonialist interests. Unless Africa is politically united, under an All-African Union Government, there can be no solution to our political and economic problems."
(from Author's Note)

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1963. Reprinted 1963, 1964 (three times), 1970, 1974, 1985, 1998.
ISBN
978-0-901787-03-3 (P/b); 248pp 3pp map/photo; £20.95


AXIOMS OF KWAME NKRUMAH ~ INTERNATIONAL EDITION

Containing short extracts from the writings and speeches of the foremost exponent of African liberation, unity and socialism. Part of the basic equipment of every African freedom fighter, and essential reading for all interested in the principles underlying the African Revolution.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1967. Reprinted 1969, 1972, 2002.
ISBN 
978-0-901787-00-2 (P/b); 140pp; £7.95


CHALLENGE OF THE CONGO
A case study of foreign pressures in an independent state

With Author's Note written in Conakry. An account of a crucial period in the history of the Republic of Congo by one of the heads of state most closely involved. New light is thrown on Katanga's secession, the failure of the UN operation, the murder of Lumumba, foreign military intervention at Stanleyville (Kisangani) and the seizure of power by Mobutu. A most valuable and unusual feature is the publication of contemporary diplomatic records on which future historical analysis will be based.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1967. Reprinted 1969, 1974, 2002.
ISBN
978-0-901787-10-1 (P/b); 320pp; £17.95


CLASS STRUGGLE IN AFRICA

Recent 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

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1970. Reprinted 1972, 1973, 1975, 1980
ISBN
978-0-901787-12-5 (P/b); £ 10.95

CONSCIENCISM: PHILOSOPHY AND IDEOLOGY FOR DECOLONISATION
Revised, and with a new Author's Note written in Conakry

Kwame Nkrumah, always in the vanguard of the African Revolution, has not only been at the centre of its political action, but has formulated its ideology. In this book he expresses his philosophical beliefs, relating them to the special problems of Africa, and states his case for scientific socialism as the essential and logical development from Africa's socio-political heritage.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1964. Reprinted 1964, 1966, 1970, 2001.
ISBN
978-0-901787-11-8 (P/b); 128pp £18.95

DARK DAYS IN GHANA


An analysis of the military police dictatorship which was established in Ghana after the overthrow on 24 February 1966 of Kwame Nkrumah's constitutional government.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1968. Reprinted 2001.
ISBN
978-0-901787-09-8 (P/b); 244pp £12.95


FORWARD EVER. KWAME NKRUMAH: A BIOGRAPHY

A short biography of Kwame Nkrumah providing an introduction to his life and work. Set within the context of PanAfricanism the book covers the whole period of Nkrumah's life from childhood through to his death in Bucharest on 27th April 1972.

June Milne. First published 1977. Reprinted 1982.  
ISBN
978-0-901787-42-2; 112pp illustrated £10.95


GHANA: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KWAME NKRUMAH

The moving, human story of Kwame Nkrumah's life from childhood to his dynamic leadership of the liberation struggle and the attainment of Ghana's independence in 1957.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1957. Reprinted 1959, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1973, 2001.
ISBN
978-0-901787-60-6 (H/b) Special Millennium Edition 2002. 256pp ; £27.95

HANDBOOK OF REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE

Opening with a diagnosis of present-day imperialist and neocolonialist intervention in Africa, and the repressive role of racist settler, minority governments, the author explains why the armed phase of the African Revolution became necessary. As ever, Kwame Nkrumah is the ardent advocate of the co-ordination of policy and strategy on a continental scale.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1968. Reprinted 1974, 1980, 2001/2002.
ISBN
978-0-901787-01-9 (P/b); 144pp £12.95

I SPEAK OF FREEDOM

A selection from the speeches of Kwame Nkrumah up to 1960, linked by narrative. The main theme is Ghana's independence, political freedom preparing the way for a socialist programme of economic and social development, and an intensification of the struggle for the total liberation and unification of the African continent.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1958. Reprinted 1961, 1972, 1973, 2001.
ISBN
978-0-901787-14-9 (P/b); 304pp; £14.95


KWAME NKRUMAH: THE CONAKRY YEARS

This unique selection of personal correspondence at last fills an extraordinary gap in modern African history. A chronologically structured chronicle of the life and letters of Kwame Nkrumah during his years of exile in Guinea Conakry (1966­1971), compiled by June Milne.

June Milne. First published 1990. Reprinted 2002.
ISBN
978-0-901787-53-8 (H/b); £27.95; 422pp with photo illustrations

NEO-COLONIALISM: THE LAST STAGE OF IMPERIALISM

This is the book which, when first published in 1965, caused such an uproar in the US State Department that a sharp note of protest was sent to Kwame Nkrumah, and the $25million of American "aid" to Ghana was promptly cancelled. It exposes the working of international monopoly capitalism in Africa and shows how the stranglehold of foreign monopolies perpetuates the paradox of Africa: poverty in the midst of plenty.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1965. Reprinted 1971, 1974, 2002.
ISBN
978-0-901787-23-1 (P/b); £15.95, 320pp

REVOLUTIONARY PATH

This book was compiled during the last two years of the author's life. It was begun in response to many requests for a single volume which would contain key documents, some of them previously unpublished, which would illustrate landmarks in his career as a leading theorist and activist of the world socialist revolutionary struggle. Among the documents included in Parts One and Two are Editorials from the Accra Evening News, What I Mean by Positive Action, The Motion of Destiny, The Dawn Broadcast, and the full text of other important speeches and broadcasts. Introductory sections to each document provide further insight into the political thinking of this great revolutionary PanAfricanist.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1973. Reprinted 1973, 2002.
ISBN
978-0-901787-22-4 (P/b); 356pp £18.95


RHODESIA FILE

Kwame Nkrumah intended to write on the Zimbabwean struggle. This book contains key documents from the file on Rhodesia which he opened after U.D.I. in 1965. The letters and papers, many of which are published for the first time here, show the thinking of Nkrumah on the problem of minority regimes in Africa. How accurate it was, as subsequent events have proved. A connecting narrative and chronology from 1887 have been added by the publishers.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1974.
ISBN
978-0-901787-21-7 (P/b); 320pp £17.95

SOME ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF NKRUMAISM

This new and expanded edition is a valuable guide to the political thought of Nkrumah. Part one by the editors of The Spark (Accra) deals with Nkrumah's policies to 1964. Part Two by the editors of Panaf Books concerns the period after 1964 to his death in 1972.

Panaf and Associates. First published 1965. Reprinted 1970, 2002
Revised Edition 2002.
ISBN
978-0-901787-15-6 (Pb); 168pp £ 10.95

 THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

6 Panaf pamphlets,
Illustrated
1   What I Mean by Positive Action
2   The Spectre of Black Power
3   The Struggle Continues
4   Ghana: The Way Out
5    The Big Lie
6    Two Myths
All except the first, which was written in 1949 at the height of the national liberation struggle, were written in Conakry between 1967 and 1968.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1968.
ISBN
978-0-901787-41-5 (P/b); 84pp £10.95


TOWARDS COLONIAL FREEDOM

Africa in the struggle against world imperialism. This little classic was completed in 1945. In the words of the author: "Most of the points I made then have been borne out to the letter and confirmed by subsequent developments in Africa and Asia."

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1945. Reprinted 1962, 2002.
ISBN
978-0-901787-20-0 (P/b); 64pp £10.95

VOICE FROM CONAKRY

The texts of broadcasts to the people of Ghana made in Conakry by Kwame Nkrumah between March and December 1966 on Radio Guinea's "Voice of the Revolution". Their purpose was first to expose the true nature of the coup of 24th February 1966; and secondly to encourage resistance.

Kwame Nkrumah. First published 1967. Reprinted 1969, 1971, 1973, 1980.
ISBN
978-0-901787-02-6 (P/b); 80pp £10.95