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    Some who followed his strategy of separation included the Honorable Elijah Muhammad leader or the Nation of Islam, Huey P. Newton co founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and Kwame Nkrumah first president of an independent Ghana. Even though they also followed the strategy of separation they practiced them in different ways and also incorporated agitation within their versions of separation. The way that Elijah Muhammad followed

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    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, cultivates the story of an unknown narrator's advancement towards assembling and adopting his identity. Along his progression of maturation, the reader encounters a dialectic relationship between the concepts of an individual and a community with the problematic of racial uplift. Racial uplift is "the idea that educated blacks are responsible for the welfare of the majority of the race…" (Gaines 2010). In the novel, racial uplift arises from tension between the ideas

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    Kwame Nkrumah is known as a Ghanaian revolutionary. He was a politician, author, leader, and the first prime minister and president of Ghana, leading it to independence from Britain in 1957. He had a vision of how Africa could be united and work against imperialism while achieving a common goal of colonial freedom. In Towards Colonial Freedom, he delves straight into the topic of colonialism and how it affected Africa and his perception of African unity. Nkrumah starts off in his foreword discussing

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    Throughout his masterpiece Things Fall Apart, Achebe accentuates the African cultural existence through heteroglossia. The term heteroglossia was first created by the Russian philosopher and literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin. In his Dialogic Imagination, Bakhtin defines heteroglossia as "the internal stratification of any single national language into social dialects, characteristic group behavior, and professional jargons, generic languages […] language of the authorities, of various circles and of

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    Ho Chi Minh, a revolutionary for the Vietnamese nationalist movement was a key figure for many during the Vietnam War leading his country to independence. The Declaration of Independence, written by Ho Chi Minh focuses on the reasons for behind disclosing independence for Vietnam. Before the Vietnam war, two authors depicted their view on human values, specifically on the importance of independence, Henry Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau, a man imprisoned unjustly for one to two years, later

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    Emerson's essay on friendship is one of the most remembered and highly respected essays dating back to the 19th century. The information given in the essay is extremely valuable and has helped to explain the universal truth that is friendship. Emerson's essay on friendship is his way of delineating the paths of coherence. These parts fall into two distinct kinds. The first is the consistent enunciation of a view which is the master-tone that Emerson uses from essay to essay while the second is the

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    Chimamanda Adichie’s Ideas on the Emancipation of the African Mind Published in 2003 Purple Hibiscus, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is the story of a young girl named Kambili Achike who lives in Nigeria with her parents and brother. Kambili struggled with the oppressive nature of her fundamentalist father to eventually find her own voice and path in life. Her father is a essentially a “colonial product” (13) as he embodies post-colonial ideals and practices in post-colonial Nigeria. Adichie’s

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    Miller’s use of rhetorical strategies is used to describe the audience's viewpoint during real-life time events through the fictionalized story of the Salem in which it demonstrates witch trials in Massachusetts Bay Colony during the 1692-3 in which were the same situation. The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, was written during the late 40s and the early 50s illustrates the effects of paranoia during the “Red Scare”. Paranoia can make people alter their future outcomes with their actions when

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    The idea of a unified society, living peacefully with all the differences in the world stemmed from Kwame Appiah’s book Cosmopolitanism (2006). Thus, the idea of cosmopolitanism is that everyone is a “citizen of the world” (Appiah 14). Which means, no matter the cultural differences everyone is to live within the same standards and guidelines. When evaluating the plausibility of a cosmopolitan society, one should think of the coexistence of different cultures and ways of living. In considering this

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    Kwame Nkrumah. He was a member of the Mu Chapter at Lincoln University. I selected this respected man of Sigma, because he was the first president of the Republic of Ghana. Ghana became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and was led to independence from Britain in the year of 1957 by Umzae Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who transformed the country into a republic. Umzae Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was an extremely hard working and determined individual. Umzae Dr. Kwame Nkrumah connected with me,

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    Kwame Nkrumah, in Neo-colonialism: the last stage of imperialism stated that neo-colonialism has made Africa and Africans to suffer development setbacks. Nkrumah analysed neo-colonialism in the general theoretical framework of the Russian communist and political theorist, Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), as an expression of imperialism-

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    independence in early 1960s with the exception of South West Africa (Namibia) and South Africa which regained majority rule in 1990 and 1994 respectively after being protracted by the Nationalist Afrikaners’ Apartheid regime. The role of Pan African leaders and the transfer of the movement from the Diaspora to Africa: Pan Africanism has been discussed in details in chapter two of this book, the ‘Origin of Black People in the New World and Diaspora’. The movement as agreed by various scholars originated

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    nationalistic movements began to spread throughout West Africa. Ghana, a British colony, became the first to achieve independence in 1957, attracting major international attention and becoming, together with its first prime minister and president Kwame Nkrumah, a symbol for other west african states. As soon as the following year, Ghana was followed by France's colonies which effectively made most of the region independent. By 1974 all of West Africa was now autonomous, a testament to this was the founding

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    the being of Black Consciousness from Scientific Racism, Black Power and Pan Africanism. The universal contribution and struggle of the Black Theoreticians - Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr , Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey. W. E. B. Dubois, Kwame Nkrumah - of the Black Liberation Movement is the water that grew and gave power to the seed of consciousness in the hearts of people of colour throughout the globe. The different conceptualisations of black power will be shown intertwiningly with doctrine

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    Africa had maintained its own cultural and traditional values, identities and history until the Europeans came to the continent and started relations with them in terms of trade, especially slave trade and then colonizing the continent. There were different witnesses to the African development before colonization. For instance, ancient Egypt-Nubia civilization was great and long-lived civilization in Africa and could be assumed as the sources of World civilization (Johnson, 1939). Then the civilizations

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    Decolonization refers to the process by which colonies became independent and were allowed to govern themselves; from a state of ‘colony’ to that of ‘Republic’. Presently, there are 16 remaining non self-governing territories (Decolonization, 2015). It took different forms with different countries. For some, it was gradual and peaceful while others were violent and characterized by native rebellions who were fired up by nationalism. There were various factors that led to decolonization in Africa

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    Towards the close of the nineteenth century and the start of the twentieth century, European imperialist governments in their quest to expand their territories for various reasons aggressively scrambled and invaded the African continent. Initially, the gullible African societies, most of which were decentralized, welcomed the foreigners but after realizing the stakes some mounted resistance (Johnston,43). As expected, the more sophisticated imperialist governments prevailed in most of the colonies

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    Stokely Carmichael burst in to the American consciousness in 1966 as the distinctive face and Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), leading the call for Black Power and taking the freedom struggle to a new level. Often an afterthought in the wider historiography of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, Joseph’s biography adds to the relative sparsity of complete works on Carmichael and aims primarily to tell the complete story of his life, restoring the man to the

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    During Colonial era, power countries, (UK, USA, France, Germany, other EU countries), have drained their colonies (Africa, Asia, South America) of their resources to fuel up their development. This has led the great advancement of those countries in terms of technology, educational, health, and industrial, making them even more powerful and advanced. Towards late 1960’s most of the colonies have gained their independence. Meanwhile, the great power countries of the world need to carry on building

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    alcoholism and the culture of West Africans. El Anatsui was born in the town Anyako in the southern region of Ghana in 1944. He used art to express himself as a child, leading his uncle to advise him to pursue a degree in fine arts. He studied at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Africa. Anatsui

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