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 This paper critically examines Kwame Nkrumah’s views that materialism as a socialism can lead to the liberation of Africa from neo-colonialism. To this effect I scrutinize Nkrumah’s rejection of Idealism in favour of materialism, the materialism he argues naturally promotes egalitarianism, a view critically looked at. I proceed to analyze Nkrumah’s distinctive conception of materialism as a tool to fight against western religion and politics, forms of neo-colonialism on the continent


Nkrumah materialism socialism neo-colonialism pan-Africanism

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Tanyi Pamela Nugha 2021. Nkrumah’s appropriation of historical and dialectical materialism as a pathway for African liberation from Neo-Colonialism. International Journal on Integrated Education. 4, 2 (Feb. 2021), 250-258. DOI:


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