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This paper attempts a critical examination of Kwame Nkrumah’s views that materialism as a form of socialism can be a panacea for the liberation of Africa from neo-colonialism. To this effect the paper scrutinizes Nkrumah’s rejection of Idealism in favour of materialism. Materialism, he argues, naturally promotes egalitarianism-a view critically looked at. It proceeds to analyze Nkrumah’s distinctive conception of materialism as a tool to fight against the vices of Western religion and politics, which constitute forms of neo-colonialism on the continent.


materialism socialism neo-colonialism Consciencism

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Pamela Nugha Tanyi and Roger Mondoue 2021. Nkrumah’s appropriation of historical and dialectical materialism as a pathway to African Liberation from Neo-Colonialism. International Journal on Integrated Education. 4, 2 (Feb. 2021), 299-308. DOI:


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