A tribute and reflection on one of the larger than life figures of the African struggle. Nkrumah is here situated within a human and humane canon of struggle for redemption whose promise and fullness finds itself expressed in his work as theoretician and ideologue of Pan Africanism.
Writing from the time honoured capital of Africa, Addis Ababa, Alieu Bah brings home the need for a balanced view of the continent. Not one locked in exotic discourse or Job like lamentation but one that is at once righteous and striving.
A tribute and reminder on the imperative need to study and internalise the analysis Fanon shared with the oppressed majority of the earth.
A reminder to Africans on the imperative need to move beyond the liberalist mere discourse of rights, towards an objective and concrete overhaul of their material condition. Alieu Bah here used his country, The Gambia as a pretext as to the failure of that liberal Democratic model and contemplating the complicity of the new kind of African activist in this scheme of neocolonialism.
On March 23 in 1942, Guyanese historian and Pan-African Marxist revolutionary Dr. Walter Rodney was born, he would have turned 80 this year. Rodney was assassinated in 1980. His image, voice, and canonical works will continue to be a testament and witness to the yearning of the human condition for freedom and redemption.