Kwame Nkrumah: Approches historique et littéraire d'un héros anti-colonialiste

Kouamé ADOU


Résumé: Le but de cet article est de présenter dans une perspective historique et littéraire le parcours politique de Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), le premier président du Ghana. L’analyse montre que, malgré une idéologie parfois incomprise et en dépit du coup d’état qui l’a éjecté du pouvoir en 1966, Nkrumah est perçu comme un véritable héros anticolonialiste. Son œuvre politique reste vivace dans la mémoire collective africaine.

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the figure of Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972). It shows that despite an ideology which was not well understood by his fellows and in spite of the 1966 military coup which overthrew him, the former president of Ghana is wholly seen as one of the most important heroes of the anti-colonial struggle in Africa. His political action left memories that are still fresh in African culture, history and literature.



Nkrumah, hero, colonization, Africa, Ghana, African personality, Panafricanism.


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