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Building the Ghanaian Nation-State: Kwame Nkrumah's Symbolic Nationalism

Building the Ghanaian Nation-State: Kwame Nkrumah's Symbolic Nationalism

by H. Fuller


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Ghana has always held a position of primacy in the African political and historical imagination, due in no small part to the indelible impression left president Kwame Nkrumah. This study examines the symbolic strategies he used to construct the Ghanaian state through currency, stamps, museums, flags, and other public icons.

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ISBN-13: 9781137448569
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/10/2014
Series: African Histories and Modernities
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Harcourt Fuller is an Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Symbolism of Ghanaian Nationalism 1. Banal Symbols of the New Nation-State 2. Philatelic Nationalism 3. Economic Nationalism 4. Civitatis Ghaniensis Conditor 5. Exhibiting the Nation 6. Monumental Nationalism 7. Pan-African Nationalism 8. The Downfall of Kwame Nkrumah 9. The Death and Resurrection of Kwame Nkrumah Conclusion: From Redeemer to Redeemed

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