CALL: Special Issue on Kwame Nkrumah

A call for a special issue on Kwame Nkrumah. The issue will be edited by Mogobe Ramose.

Deadline for submission is January 31, 2011.

The rising sun of 2009 marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the shining black star, Kwame Nkrumah. His native Ghana celebrated the anniversary in many ways. The stature and meaning of Nkrumah for Ghana, Africa and the rest of the world warrants a special celebration by scholars, activists, politicians and everyone around the globe to reflect upon the humanity and the complexity of one of the great sons of Africa, Kwame Nkrumah.

Accordingly, we make a call for papers not more than six thousand words in length - focused on the meaning and impact of the philosophy and action of Nkrumah upon Ghana, Africa and the rest of the world. The papers should reach us by 31 January, 2011. The just ended FIFA world cup in South Africa witnessed the heroic performance of the team of Ghana holding out the promise of greater things for Africa. It is a timely reminder of Nkrumah's philosophy of sports underling the importance of a healthy body and mind and, proclaiming sports as the site of learning that "all Africans are brothers with a common destiny". The FIFA world cup on the soil of Africa is perhaps an inadvertent endorsement of this philosophy extending it to all human beings in this our planet Earth.